Lot 160043 View Catalog
This scene captures a moment, as an elegant lady in a hat checks herself in the mirror in a sunny setting. * * Artist: William ChambersSignature: Signed by the artist in pencil, lower rightTitle: Lady with HatMedium: Print on paper Edition: Artist's Proof, marked A/P, lower leftImage size is 15 3/4 x 11 1/2 inchesSheet size: 18 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches * Condition: Excellent -brought directly to us by the artist * * Biography * Born in 1940 and raised in the Chicago area, Chambers first began his studies at the University of Illinois He planned on majoring in industrial design, but after realizing the field required more engineering than he had initially thought. and desiring to be an artist more than an engineer, he transferred to Northeastern Illinois University earning a Bachelors of Arts Degree. From there he began his studies and graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. * After graduation from the American Academy, he apprenticed for several years at Magee Inc. a top illustration studio. He continued his career as an illustrator working at another Jack O'Grady studios in Chicago. While working in illustration he became more engrossed in portrait painting. * By 1979, he decided to strike out on his own as a portrait painter. Many people took notice of his painting, and before long, he was approached by a consultant for the Knowles China Company. * Chambers had never heard of collector plates at that time, but he quickly became a design star, appearing on the cover of Plate World magazine and making appearances across the country. He is a Master Signature Member in a group of only 25 artists. * Although popular for his successes in the realm of collector plates, Chambers is best known for his expertise as a portrait artist. His large commissioned works are priced from $25,000 to $35,000. *
|Estimate||$450 – $690|
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