Great Smoky Mountains National Park Artist Proof
Title: “Great Smoky Mountains National Park Artist Proof”
Artist: Robert B. Decker
Size: 13″ x 20″
Paper: “Conservation” 100% recycled, domestically produced
Inks: Soy based
Original Artist Proofs are the first 25 posters from the print run. They feature the color bars used by the pressman to make sure that the colors stay consistent throughout the print run (see image at left). When framing, you have the option to have the color bars displayed, or cover them with the matte board.
All prints are Numbered, Signed & Dated
FedEx 2-Day Air Shipping in a Flat Mailer is highly recommended!
The Artist's signature on these prints attests that he has personally inspected, numbered and approved and signed each print and further verifies that no unsigned or unnumbered copies within the limited edition are known to exist.
The Great Smoky Mountains Poster Artist Proof is an original work created, numbered, signed and dated by the artist. The poster is created in the style of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), when — in the 1930s and 1940s — the Federal Government commissioned hundreds of artists to create thousands of poster designs for public exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, health, safety and educational programs, nature and travel. By the end of the WPA era, only 26 National Parks had been established and only 14 parks had posters created for them. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee.
Photographer and graphic artist, Robert B. Decker, studied photography with Ansel Adams in the summer of 1979 in Yosemite National Park when he was just 19…an experience that solidified his love of photography and our National Parks. Now he is on a journey to photograph and create iconic WPA-style posters of all major national parks as we celebrate the next 100 years of the National Park Service.
The sole copyright of the original Great Smoky Mountains Poster image is retained by the Artist, Robert B. Decker. Any unauthorized reproduction is a violation of international copyright law.
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Standard Shipping is USPS First Class Mail, and posters are shipped rolled in a 18" square mailing tube.
2-Day Shipping is FedEx 2Day, and posters are shipped flat in a 17" x 21", kraft mailer, with cardboard inserts for added protection.
Postcard orders are shipped in a protective bubble mailer.
Orders are typically shipped the same day, or within one business day of purchase.
Customers are provided with a USPS or FedEx Tracking Number to track their orders.
There are no in-store pick up options at this time.
Mailing tubes and flat mailers are recyclable, and I encourage you to recycle these materials.