John Sanzo - Mammals and Gameheads
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Brian has been doing taxidermy since he was 8 years old. His passion started and remains in fish, but he is accomplished in all disciplines of taxidermy. He began competing at the state level in the 90’s and took his work to the national and world stage beginning in 2012. Since entering the National stage, his fish mounts have taken top honors including; 5 national titles, 2 Challenge of the Art, Wasco awards, Breakthrough awards, a world title and Best of show at the world championships. Brian has also trained with world renowned fish taxidermists including Rick Krane.
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With over 20 yrs of experience I have earned numerous honors in the field of taxidermy including the NTA North American Champion, Joseph E Bruchac Award for highest scoring whitetail, Award of Excellence, Best in the World and the IGT. All of these, may I add, in the Masters division. Also my qualifications include achievements as a world champion on Whitetails and victory in the NTA mannikin competition for both whitetail and antelope.
My name is Gianni (John)Sanzo. I was born in Italy 68 years ago and in 1972 immigrated to Canada. I have been married to my lovely wife Lucy Sanzo since 1978 and have 3 beautiful daughters and 6 adorable grandkids.
I was introduced to taxidermy at the young age of 14. From there my love for the art bloomed, and I learned from the best of the old school. My persistence in the art got me all over the world, including the USA, New Zealand, Australia and Europe, to learn the different species.
I particularly enjoy giving seminars and teaching the art of taxidermy. Personally, I love hanging around taxidermists. Believe it or not, I have made many friends in the industry.
My involvement in taxidermy evolved into sculpturing, where I specialize in small mammals
I enjoy hunting and fishing in my spare time.
I have judged shows in Australia, the USA, Europe and Canada. Awards: best of shows , best of class and Wasco awards. Sculpturing..third place at the world show twice. Seminars.. small mammals, casting , moulding and sculpturing.
I am always eager to share my knowledge with everyone and learn from everyone
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