Frank Lloyd Wright As Himself
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
Fine Art Print on Paper with 1" White Border for Easy Framing
Each print is hand-signed by the artist. The 12"x12" print contains a 10"x10" image.
Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas with Black Frame, 20"x20"
This special series of 50 Limited Edition Series Prints are exact replicas of the original paintings. They include a certificate of authenticity signed by the printer and the artist, and are hand-signed and numbered. The frame is black and sits 1 1/2" from the wall.
About the Painting:
For what I thought was the final painting in this series I chose to paint Frank Lloyd Wright in his own hat. His face looks weathered, like the folds of sand in the desert he so loved, and worn like the furniture and the houses he designed. He has a jaunty and wise expression with his hat tilted forward and hand gently tilted backward enjoying one of life’s vices.
It was not an easy task tying all the images of the Frankly Speaking series together. I had just finished his face and described my intended background to someone who suggested that given the quality and creativity of the first six paintings, my proposed idea was lame. I was told that I could and should do a better summation of the series. So sufficiently ticked off and fuelled more by criticism than praise, my ideas suddenly began rolling out like a rock-star as my imagination tried to devise a better end to the series.
I poured over heaps of photos while I lay awake thinking about how to (prematurely) complete my series in a less “lame” fashion. It finally came to me, while I was asleep. In my dream I saw maps and lines - lots of lines. These turned out to be the blueprints of the six building profiled in my series. These blueprints, drawn in Frank’s own hand, looked worn and weathered like the face I had painted. The designs in my dream were all patched together by his wonderful line work- the kind he used on his stained glass windows.
– Karen Robb
About Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)
Frank Lloyd was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. He created the idea of organic architecture that was in harmony with humanity and its environment.
"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization."
Prints on Paper
Your fine art print is a Magiclee Verona 250hd smooth cotton fine art print created here in Winnipeg by my professional printer to ensure the closest fidelity to the original. Each print will be hand signed by me, the artist.
Prints on fine art paper include a white border for easy framing, which can also act as a mat. Therefore, your image will be smaller than its total paper size. Border sizes are stated and shown in the photo of each listing.
- Ex: A 12"x12" print contains a 10"x10" image
Giclee Prints on Canvas with Black Frame, Limited Edition
- The Special Series of 50 Limited Edition Prints are exact replicas of the original paintings.
- Limited Edition Canvas Prints include a certificate of authenticity signed by the printer and the artist.
- These prints are also signed and numbered on the back of each canvas by the artist.
- Frames are black and sit 1 1/2" from the wall.
I currently ship within Canada and the Continental United States. Each print is hand packed by me to ensure its safe arrival. Please understand that I am a single artist, working full time, and printing each painting to order, so expect up to three weeks for arrival.
I provide budget-friendly Domestic shipping within Canada, however Canada Post does not provide a tracking number for this method. You will receive a notification from my store when your painting has been shipped.
If you live in the United States, Canada Post does provide a tracking number that will be included in your shipping notification.
If you do not receive an email stating that your painting has shipped within two weeks, please contact me.
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Returns and Exchanges
All prints are made to order and signed by me. Unfortunately, I cannot provide returns or exchanges.
Copyright and Reposting
I retain all intellectual property rights to my artwork, including commissions, and artwork cannot be reproduced or used for profit without my consent. Prints may be displayed for personal or decorative public use. Please contact me for more information about using my artwork in other contexts, such as commercial advertising or promotional use.
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