Fred Webster (1911 - 1998) retired from his career as a high school principle in Fayette County, Alabama, and spent two weeks at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. It was there that he renewed his childhood interest in woodcarving. During his carving career, Webster hand-crafted numerous figures from pop culture, history, and the Bible. His sculptures are usually articulated to some degree, particularly at the shoulders. Fred's artistry spanned about twenty years during which he evolved from single unpainted figures to complex painted scenes such as "Jacob's Ladder" and "The Last Supper."
His work has been exhibited at the Nasher Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.