Don Eckelberry, one of the most important illustrators of birds in the 20th century, was born in Sebring, Ohio in 1921 and died in New York in 2001. Eckelberry's drawings and paintings appear in 14 books. He was once staff artist for the National Audubon Society. Eckelberry preferred painting from live subjects rather than from photographs. Eckelberry was the illustrator for Richard Pough's Audubon Bird Guide in 1946. This piece is framed under glass in a dark wood, notched frame. There are two mattes, an outer fabric-laced matte and an inner, thinner brown matte. In the frame this piece is 29 inches high and 24 inches wide. The print itself measures 21.5 inches tall and 16 inches wide. The wooden frame has some scuffs marks but is still in very good to excellent condition. This piece comes with its original print cover, which includes biographical material on Eckelberry, a photograph of him and small, reproduced drawings. This piece was produced by the Frame House Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky. There is a pocket for the print cover on the back. Paper backing is in excellent condition, includes wire for hanging picture. This piece weighs 8 pounds.
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