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August Breakfast/Maine, 1997
Carolyn Brady

17-color lithograph, numbered and signed edition of 150

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Recognized as one of the country’s foremost watercolorists, Carolyn Brady demonstrates her beguiling and masterful orchestration of light, color, form, texture, and perspective in the richly hued August Breakfast/Maine. In Ms. Brady’s realistic and sophisticated still life, a serene intimacy suffuses the geometric interplay between indoor and outdoor imagery. A pitcher of casually arranged wildflowers, crisply rendered in luxurious golden yellows and verdant greens, contrasts with liquid and mysterious blues and purples captured in a grid-like background. The foreground’s concave and convex forms with smooth, craggy and undulating surfaces, juxtaposed with the subdued and delicate lace tablecloth, enhance this virtuoso display of Brady's artistic and compositional abilities.

For over 25 years, the Oklahoma-born (1937-2005) Ms. Brady, was based in Baltimore. She exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Japan. Her works are included in significant public and private collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri; the J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; and the Tampa Museum of Art, Florida.

Ms. Brady received her BFA and MFA from the University of Oklahoma and taught at the University of Missouri.

Special Information: 17-color lithograph, numbered and signed edition of 150, printed on Sommerset white, 100% rag paper with hand torn deckled edge. Sold unframed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Smithsonian.

Image Dimensions: 27¾ x 32 inches

Paper Dimensions: 27 ¾ x 32 inches

Produced by: Derriere L’Etoile Studios, New York