Duck Decoys

Henry Joseph Balza


Green Bay

Henry Balza was born in Door County in 1904 and died in 1984 in Green Bay. He was employed as a truck driver. His decoys are blocky and heavy with basic paint patterns. His decoys closely match those of George Dart and records show that Balza’s wife was related to the Dart family. It is not known if Balza and Dart carved or hunted together, but the likeness of the decoys indicates there was at least some common influence.