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Month: November 2010

Paul WHO
Paul Evans Paul Evans (1931-1987) was one of the most versatile and unique artists of the Mid Century Studio Furniture Movement.  His furniture creations were bold and dramatic.  His furniture designs can best be described as functional art. Paul Evans via Life CIRCA 1966 Pennsylvania native, Paul Evans was an artist, craftsman, sculptor, and furniture designer.  At the age of 9, his paintings were exhibited in a one-man show .
CIRCA Garden Seats
Garden Seats The garden seat, or garden stool, first appeared in elite Chinese gardens as early as the Sung Dynasty (960-1279).    Su Han-ch’en scroll painting CIRCA Sung Dynasty via National Palace Museum    Garden seats can be used as either a table or seating indoors and outdoors.  Styles of garden seats range from elaborately ornate to beautifully simple and are usually made of porcelain, ceramic, terracotta, or wood.   Garden seats are .
Milo WHO
      Milo Baughman Milo Baughman (1923-2003) was one of the leading Modern furniture designers of the 20th Century.  He played an essential role in the California Modern Movement of the late 40s and 50s.   via 1stdibs INTROspective Milo Baughman was born in Kansas and moved to Southern California as an infant.  At the age of 13, he designed the interior and exterior of his family’s new home.  .
CIRCA Acrylic
Acrylic The synthetic polymer polymethyl methacrylate (acrylic) was developed in 1928.  While most acrylic items are often referred to as lucite or plexiglas, Lucite is the brand name of the polymer developed by DuPont and Plexiglas is the brand name of the Rohm & Haas polymer.  Each manufacturer calls it by their own trade name such as: Lucite, Plexiglas, Polycast, Perspex, Acreylex, Acrylite, among others.  Acrylic was used in .
WHO is Lee Reynolds?
Lee Reynolds Lee Reynolds is another FAB example of the 60s trend of art for the masses.  Artist Lee Reynolds Burr founded Vanguard Studios in 1964.  Like C. Jeré and Artisan House, Vanguard Studios employed numerous artists to duplicate original paintings.  Backgrounds were often done in acrylics and then line-work was silkscreened from the master copy.  (This silkscreening technique was also used by Andy Warhol’s The Factory.)  Details were then .