Monday, March 18, 2013

Art and books

E. Hertig oil painting
We stopped into the thrift shop for the bargain lunch available - yet, of course, we had to take a quick browse too.

I wasn't particularly in a picking mindset - but down on the floor - poking about in the frames I spied some vintage colors in the painting above.

Signed in salmon pink on the corner E. Hertig and my research online found this:

(Paraphrasing here from an article I found)

Similar to Florida's Highwaymen, the Blackwater School of Art is an art form of West Virginia self-taught artists from around the Depression era. These artists, though engaged in other forms of employment, offered their paintings to tourists and locals from roadside stands or their cars.
E. Hertig is known for his bold oil colors and painted scenery of West Virginia, wildlife, and outdoor scenes. He was employed by the Division of Natural Resources and later the U.S. Forest Service. He shared his skills teaching art, sketching and landscape painting through Adult Education Departments locally. His studio was at the entrance to Blackwater Falls State Park.

How cool is that?

This is in delightfully shabby shape - but I can so see it hanging in a cabin - or on a vintage camper wall.

Basketweave framed needlepoint on paper

The same box turned up this beginner's needlepoint on pierced paper. I'm liking the faux basketweave embossed on the frame!

Marie Neurath - Around the World in a Flash

A previous foray about in the shops found these two vintage books. LOVE the images in the (apparently) rare Marie Neurath 'Around the World in a Flash: how messages are sent via telephone, telegraph, radio and television.' Was this an old school science series? I like the publisher's name too - Isotype press and A Chanticleer Edition.

Meiklejohn - Comparative Atlas

Now this 1950's atlas is very appealing. I could frame up oodles of those pages alone - or use them in some other creative endeavour. For now I'll flip idly through it and enjoy the colors!

Have you found any fun things lately?

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Fantastic finds!!! Thank you so much for linking up!

    Have a lovely day!
    The Joyful Thrifter

  2. Oh I do love maps and your other finds are good too. Thank you for showing us

  3. Wow! Fabulous FINDS for sure!!! Thank you so much for sharing...hugs!


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