We have just been awarded another 5 year contract for photography and production of fine art prints of The Marine Corps Art Collection. It’s been a real honor to have the opportunity to work with such great people and amazing art collection!
“His art appeared on book and magazine covers, in ads, on movie posters such as King Kong, Star Wars and the Towering Inferno, and on U.S. postage stamps, most memorably, the Santa Claus Christmas Stamp in 1983 and again in 1991. He painted beautiful women of all ages, cars…classic and innovative, disaster scenes, landscapes, seascapes, sporting events, festivals, airplanes, monorails …whatever he was asked to do. With his ability to see things from a different perspective, John’s illustrations depicted the full spectrum of life-past , present, and future. This quiet, contemplative genius will not soon be forgotten.” – on John Berkey
“This landscape of ice skaters on Clove Pond is by William J. Glackens and was completed around 1916. Glackens often painted New York City and Clove Pond likely represents what is today known as Clove Lakes Park in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Staten Island. Glackens was an American Realist painter and one of the founders of the Ashcan school. Four of his paintings are in the White House Collection.”
This has been a favorite piece of those following us on Pinterest! You can order your very own reproduction of this piece here https://bit.ly/2ypORnD. Every sale benefits the museum!
“The Charter Oak is a symbol of the spirit of independence that began the American Revolution. In 1687, Connecticut stood alone in New England in defying James II’s orders to relinquish a 1662 charter that had given the colonies self-government. Legend has it that the candles went out suddenly at the showdown meeting and the charter vanished – into a hole in an ancient oak tree down the street which was said to have been a council tree of the Native Americans who watched for its leaves to appear in the spring to indicate the proper time for planting corn. When the tree was felled by a violent storm in 1856, a counting of its rings determined it to be almost a thousand years old.”
The painting depicts the grand old tree with a fence just beyond it and the tiny figure of a woman to its left.
You can order your very own reproduction of this piece online here – https://bit.ly/2WqCyz3! This piece is a part of the Florence Griswold Museum collection. Every sale benefits the museum!
The 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is happening April 23 through May 3rd! The Historic New Orleans Collection will have their tent set up with Michael P. Smith reproductions available for purchase. We print hundreds of reproductions each year for this event. If you’re in New Orleans, stop by the tent to browse the beautiful and historic pieces by Michael P. Smith. Can’t go to the festival? Visit us online at RequestAPrint to browse our galleries, order pieces you love and have them shipped to you directly. Every sale financially benefits the museum! https://www.requestaprint.net/thnoc/index.php
Who was Michael P. Smith? During his nearly forty-year career, photographer Michael P. Smith (1937-2008) immersed himself in the larger world of New Orleans’s musical culture. At public events, from music festivals and concerts to street parades both mournful and celebratory, Smith was there with his Nikon cameras and, in later years, a tape recorder. Beyond his public presence, Smith earned the trust of musicians and churchgoers who let him into their private lives. These relationships allowed him to create a photographic record bearing witness to often elusive cultural and spiritual events. Though documentary in style, his photographs transcend the mere description of their subjects, pushing viewers to consider the cultural diversity of the world around them.