HEADIN’ FOR SHELTER by Les Kouba
HEADIN’ FOR SHELTER Giclée on Stretched Canvas by Les Kouba
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HEADIN’ FOR SHELTER by Les Kouba is a giclée on stretched canvas.The image size is 18″ X 28” and the edition size is 913. This print was created to commemorate the date Les Kouba died (9-13-98). Many of the paintings and prints Les created contained thirteen (13) elements such as ducks, pheasants, etc. The printed signature is just as painted onto the original canvas by Les Kouba.
Giclée is a term for digital ink jet printing. The quality is far greater than offset lithography because of pigmented inks that cannot be used in offset printing. These inks are many times as colorfast as offset lithographic inks and there is far more ink applied to the surface. For this reason, we recommend framing this piece like a painting, without glass.
Les followed up with two additional paintings, and print editions, after the extraordinary demand for the original print edition of “Headin’ for Shelter” which Les published in 1974. The three (3) prints comprised the famous and highly popular “Shelter Series”.
The bottom picture shows the print framed with an off white linen liner and rustic gray wood frame and no glass. This offer is for the piece unframed.
This print is in mint condition and has not been framed or mounted.
Contact us for further information on this print or Les Kouba as we have nearly 300 different images in stock.
Note the picture of “Shelter Trilogy” showing the three (3) prints that comprise the famous “Shelter Series”. I will include this at no charge with a purchase of “Headin’ for Shelter”.
Note the picture of Les Kouba painting one of his famous pieces, “In Shelter”.
ABOUT THE ARTIST – Click on any picture to enlarge it
Les was a good man. He was talented and strived hard to create exceptional paintings. He had an extraordinary sense of humor and was really fun to work with and be around. He was also a kind and generous man. As I wrote in one of his epitaphs, “Above all, Kouba was an artist whose first hand knowledge of the images he painted made his art both relatable and believable”.
He did a lot of homework studying and photographing his subject matter and how they lived and survived in their environment. This is why they so often tell a story or provide a nostalgic memory.
I always like the words he used describing his painting, “By the Country Store”. You have perhaps read this before but the following is ‘Classic Kouba’:
In 1939, Les Kouba was working his way around America painting Coca-Cola signs. Although it was always his final goal to become a wildlife painter:
“I had to pay my dues and obtain basic training wherever I could. The Country Store was a headquarters for the whole community; often including a post-office, a bus depot and a center of activity for the whole community. Just as we now have Classic Coca-Cola, this is a painting in remembrance of vintage Classic America. We share a lament for what we as a people have lost from these earlier times, but as long as the wild geese fly overhead, we can share their faith and hope for the future” .
Through his art, people remember great times and places, and the way it was before the fast pace and loss of values we frequently experience in present times.