To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. -Oscar Wilde
I love to see how my clients frame my art. It's their chance to infuse and transform the artwork with their own personality. Here's my recent oil painting "Johnny B" made complete by a 70's retro chic frame. ♥ It's so Johnny; I love it!
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The New Yorker Cover for June 29, 1968, Arthur Getz (American 1913-1996). Watercolor on paper. ⠀
Getz, born in 1913 in Passaic NJ was perhaps best-known for his 50-year career with The New Yorker, making him the magazine’s most prolific artist cover artist in the 20th century, but he was also a fine artist, painting murals for the Works Progress Administration, writing and illustrating children’s books and teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, the University of Connecticut and the Washington Art Association in Washington CT. ⠀
Getz graduated with honors from the Pratt School of Fine and Applied Art in 1934 and sold his first New Yorker cover in 1938. He served in the Philippines during World War II before returning to New York City and resuming his career as an artist. He soon became a regular contributor to The New Yorker and during the 1950s and ’60s it was not unusual for more than one Getz cover to be printed during a single month. ⠀
In addition to The New Yorker covers, Getz’s illustrations were also published in American Childhood, Audubon, Collier's, Consumer Reports, Cue, Esquire, Fortune and other magazines with national distribution. ⠀
- Information sourced from "The Art of Arthur Getz" from BerkshireStyle⠀
My favorite thing about New York is the people, because I think they're misunderstood. I don't think people realize how kind New York people are. -Bill Murray
After moving around the States throughout my life I finally landed in New York City 5 years ago today. *Happy New Yorkiversary to me* 😊 This little 4" x 8" (10.16 x 20.32 cm) oil painting I painted from a tall building in Upper Manhattan looking over Central Park towards the cityscape of lower Manhattan. #ilovenyc