Rob Decker at Redwood National Park, California

Who painted the national park posters?

Discover the talented artists behind the iconic national park posters from the WPA era and explore how contemporary artists like Rob Decker continue the tradition of creating stunning WPA-style national park wall art.

The WPA Artists of the 1930s and 40s

The national park posters we admire today were initially created during the 1930s and 40s as part of the Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Art Project. This initiative employed thousands of artists during the Great Depression and resulted in some of the most iconic poster designs in American history.

Key WPA Artists

Many talented artists were involved in the creation of the WPA national park posters, including:

  • Chester Don Powell
  • Frank S. Nicholson
  • Katherine Milhous
  • Dorothy Waugh

These artists and many others left a lasting legacy through their vintage national park posters, which have become synonymous with America's national parks and continue to inspire new generations of artists and designers.

Rob Decker and WPA-Style National Park Posters

Carrying on the tradition of the original WPA artists, Rob Decker has made it his mission to create stunning WPA-style posters for each of America's national parks. As a photographer and graphic artist, Decker combines his passion for nature and his love for vintage design to create national park prints that celebrate the beauty of America's natural treasures.

Click here to see the Death Valley National Park, Badwater Basin poster.

The Art of Rob Decker

Rob Decker's artwork features:

  • Stunning graphic art designs of America's national parks
  • Retro national park poster designs inspired by the WPA era
  • Bold colors and minimalist compositions that capture the essence of each park

Through his captivating national park wall art, Decker not only pays homage to the WPA artists but also helps raise awareness for the importance of preserving these natural wonders for future generations.

Decorating with National Park Posters

Whether you're an avid national park enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of these timeless designs, Rob Decker's national park prints offer the perfect way to bring the outdoors into your home, office, or home office.

Click here to see the Worth Protecting poster.

  • Decorate your space with vintage-inspired WPA-style artwork
  • Choose from a wide range of stunning national park posters
  • Share your love for America's natural treasures with friends and family

Embrace the enduring legacy of the original WPA artists by adding Rob Decker's beautiful national park wall art to your collection. Not only will you own a piece of American history, but you'll also be supporting the ongoing conservation efforts of these cherished national parks.

Collect and Preserve National Park History

Adding Rob Decker's national park posters to your collection is not only a stylish choice for decorating your space but also a meaningful way to preserve the rich history of America's national parks.

Click here to see the Olympic National Park, Ruby Beach poster.

  • Collect WPA-style posters from all of your favorite national parks
  • Showcase the diverse landscapes of America's natural heritage
  • Support national park conservation efforts with each purchase

Poster Care and Preservation

To ensure your national park prints remain vibrant and beautiful, follow these simple tips:

  • Frame your posters with UV-resistant glass or acrylic to protect them from sunlight
  • Avoid displaying your posters in areas with high humidity or extreme temperature fluctuations
  • Dust your framed posters regularly to maintain their pristine appearance

By caring for your national park wall art, you can enjoy these stunning pieces for years to come and continue to share the rich history of the WPA artists and their contributions to American art and culture.

A Perfect Gift for National Park Enthusiasts

Rob Decker's national park posters make an excellent gift for friends and family who share your love for America's great outdoors. These high-quality prints are perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion.

Click here to see the Cape Hatteras National Seashore poster.

  • Give a thoughtful and unique gift that lasts a lifetime
  • Encourage loved ones to explore the natural wonders of America's national parks
  • Foster a deeper appreciation for the history and beauty of these iconic landscapes

Celebrate the artistry and legacy of the original WPA artists by gifting Rob Decker's national park prints to those who share your passion for America's natural treasures.

In an era where digital art dominates, Rob Decker's WPA-style national park posters offer a nostalgic and timeless tribute to the talented artists who paved the way. By adding these unique prints to your collection or gifting them to loved ones, you're not only showcasing your love for America's national parks but also preserving a piece of history and supporting the ongoing conservation efforts of these breathtaking landscapes. Explore the vast selection of Rob Decker's national park wall art and discover the perfect way to remember your favorite national parks.

About the Artist

Rob Decker is a photographer and graphic artist with more than 50 years of experience. He is on a mission to visit, photograph and create stunning WPA-style national park posters for each of America's national parks. He's been to 55 of our 63 national parks, so far... Rob was mentored by Ansel Adams, a legendary figure in American photography in Yosemite National Park when he was just 19 years old. This expertise and dedication to his craft has enabled him to produce high-quality, authentic artwork that captures the beauty and essence of America's national parks. His work is not only aesthetically pleasing but also environmentally conscious, as a portion of the proceeds from poster sales goes towards supporting national park conservation efforts.

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