Offering this fine, exceptional, original serigraph by the renowned Eames Era artist and designer Owen Brainard. This work is titled "Still Life" and is number 15 of 15. An annotation on the original backing (included with the print) reads Kresge Art Center which is where this piece may have been exhibited at one time. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. This work is offered unframed, as the frame was in very poor condition. I removed a portion of the back of the frame which contained the artist's address, title of the work, and location of exhibition. I will include this with the work. The measurement of the image area is 19 x 25 inches. The condition is very good with tape marks and tattered edges along the outside edges (does not affect the viewing area at all). Properly framed, this will be a stunning work and a centerpiece of any fine modern art collection.
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Owen Brainard (1924)
Birth place: Kingston, NY
Addresses: East Lansing, MI
Profession: Painter, educator
Studied: Columbia Univ., 1946, with Dong Kingman; Syracuse Univ., BFA, 1948, with Stephen Peck; State Univ. NY Albany, 1951; Syracuse Univ., MFA, 1952, with Fred Haucke.
Exhibited: Walker Art Ctr. Biennial, Minneapolis, Minn., 1953; Regional Art Today, Joslyn Mus., Omaha, Nebr., 1957; Art: USA, Madison Sq. Garden, NY, 1958; 16th Nat. Print Exhib., LOC, 1958; 3rd Nat. Print Exhib., New Canaan, Conn., 1960; 420 Gallery, Traverse City, MI, 1970s. Awards: Iowa Artists Ann. Award, 1955; Western Mich. Ann. Award, Friends of Art, 1960; Midland Art Assn. Award, 1962.
Member: Col. Art Assn.
Work: Iowa Art Educ. Assn.; Fort Collection Am. Art; Chicago Pub. Lib.; Univ. Ryukyus, Okinawa; Mich. State Univ. and in pvt colls. Commissions: mosaic wall mural, Everett High Sch., Lansing, Mich., 1959.
Comments: Preferred media: acrylics. Positions: free-lance des. & illus., Lincoln-Mercury Times Mag., Iowa Children's Home Soc., Mich. State Univ. Publ. & others, 1949-70s. Teaching: asst. prof. design & painting, Drake Univ., 1952-57; Professor Emeritus painting & serigraphy, Mich. State Univ., 1957-1987.
This biography is drawn from the "Who Was Who in American Art" , the reference book on the cultural life in the United States.
Eames Era Serigraph, "Still Life" by Listed NY/MI Artist Owen Brainard