(1922-1999) "In Scottsdale and the Southwest, the name of Dee Flagg is synonymous with authentic life-size carved characters of the Old West such as Buffalo Bill and Wyatt Earp.
Flagg began carving intricate figures and Old West scenes from age five. In 1955, his work was marketed by Atkinson's Indian Trading Center, then in downtown Phoenix and later in Scottsdale. His work had also been marketed by Knott's Berry Farm in California and is in the collections of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
Flagg was a colorful character with a handlebar mustache, often dressing like Buffalo Bill Cody. He loved to walk the gallery district in that garb." taken from AskArt.com