Materfully painted trompe l'oeil (Fool the Eye) of an egg, coffee grinder and daily news paper. Signed lower left, Don Hedin. Titled on a brass name plate, Breakfast. The painting is in great condition with no water damage or holes. The oil painting on masonite board measures 9-1/2 inches tall and 9-3/4 inches wide. Set in a rustic looking wood frame that measures 13-3/4 inches tall and 14-1/2 inches wide.
Don Hedin was born in Bridgeport, CT. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, he was a decorated World War II Air Corps veteran in the Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisian and Italian campaigns.
After the war, Don started to work for Reader's Digest, first as an illustrator and, later, an Art Director. He was sent on several painting trips for the U.S. Air Force (England, Scotland, Germany and Alaska) and these works now belong to the Air Force Art Collection in Washington, DC. He also designed several stamps for the U.S. Post Office.
In his free time, Don continued to paint and illustrate. He illustrated numerous children's books and painted many covers for various publishing houses. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club, the Society of Illustrators and a Life Member of the American Watercolor Society. He was elected a Royal Scorpion of the Arizona Watercolor Society. Don won Best of Show in the annual show at the Sedona Art Center.
Don Hedin (1920-2012) Trompe L’oeil Realist Still Life Oil Painting ‘Breakfast’ Signed by Listed Artist