Friday, February 27, 2009

Campanelli's Apple Blossoms...

'Apple Blossoms' and 'Wild Rose Berries'

I was just browsing the internet for some inspiration for my next piece of art (starting and -hopefully! -  finishing this weekend!!) when I stumbled across the above two prints - which I really like!!

With a little follow up research, I found out they were by the American artist, Pauline Eble Campanelli (1943 - 2001). She painted superrealist still lifes, and although she never got much interest from prestigious galleries or art museums, her prints sold by the thousands through catalogues and poster and print shops. She had reportedly rivaled only Andrew Wyeth in sales by a living artist.

See my previous post about Andrew Wyeth and his artwork here.

'Mute Swan' and 'Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket'

'Summer Peaches' and 'Nuts and Oranges'

'All American' and 'Shoo Fly'

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