Great Smoky Mountains National Park Artist Proof - 85th Anniversary Limited Edition
Title: “Great Smoky Mountains National Park Artist Proof – 85th Anniversary Limited Edition”
Artist: Robert B. Decker
Size: 13″ x 20″
Paper: “Conservation” 100% recycled, domestically produced
Inks: Soy based
The Great Smoky Mountains poster features “85th Anniversary” and “1934-2019” in the Buffalogo.
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
USPS Priority 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 85th Anniversary Limited Edition 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 59 major national parks in time for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.
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.
Shop our wide selection of WPA national park prints for sale!
All posters are shipped out USPS First Class Mail in a 15" mailing tube free of charge.
You can choose the Expedited Shipping Option at checkout, which means your order will ship out USPS Priority Mail in a flat mailer.
Orders are typically shipped the same day, or within one business day of purchase.
Customers are provided with a USPS 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 we encourage our customers to recycle these materials.