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Mel Hunter
HARBINGER OF SPRING Signed Lithograph, Farm House Landscape, Blue, Pink, Green

1976

$698

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HARBINGER OF SPRING is an original limited edition, hand drawn lithograph by the American artist/illustrator Mel Hunter, printed using hand lithography techniques on archival printmaking paper, 100% acid free. HARBINGER OF SPRING depicts a beautiful realistic farmhouse landscape featuring a picture-perfect white barn and country house set on green grassy hillside; the laundry hanging outside to dry in the breeze, a woman and young girl visible in the open doorway, pink blossoming trees in the yard, two men with garden tools standing on the right, with a clear blue open sky completing the scene. HARBINGER OF SPRING truly expresses the fresh newness of springtime! A superbly hand crafted farm house country landscape print by the master draftsman, Mel Hunter. About the artist: Mel Hunter(1927-2004) was born in Oak Park, Illinois and grew up in the mid-west during the thirties. In 1953, Hunter landed his first paid job as an artist-illustrator recieving a generous salary at Northrop Aircraft. For nine months, he painted astronomically correct starry backgrounds for the Snark missile program during the day, and painted expeditions to Mars and other far off places out of his vast imagination by night. Sooner than later, enough of these nocturnal flights of artistic fancy were selling to the booming Science Fiction magazines of the period to form the basis for free-lance freedom. From that point on until August 1967, Mel Hunter turned hundreds of major science and technology related paintings for publications such as: Life, Newsweek, Time-Life Books, National Geographic, Encyclopedia Americana, North American Aviation, Douglas, Convair, USAF, NASA and many others.

Details

  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    1976
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.75 in. (55.25 cm)Width: 29.75 in. (75.57 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Edition 300Price: $698
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent condition, fresh vivid colors, pencil signed and dedicated P.P.(Printers Proof) aside from edition of 300, unframed, full bleed image, no margins, from the master printers' private collection.
  • Gallery Location
    Union City, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU83236076282

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