LES KOUBA LEGACY BOOK + 4 Free S/N Prints
$275.00 – Price of book and prints (Sale Price $155.00}
LES KOUBA LEGACY BOOK + 4 Free S/N Prints. This is a hard cover book with a size of 12″ X 15” in a limited edition of 1500. The book encompasses Les Kouba’s life. his friends and his career as an artist. Each book comes with a Certificate, pencil signed by Les Kouba. It is great to own and a wonderful gift. Les Kouba was the grandfather of modern day wildlife art.
This is a new book, except for a few small tears on the edge of the dust cover. . My main picture shows the book without the dust cover. The leather book gives a higher quality appearance and is nicer to handle. In separate pictures, I show both the front and back of the book with the dust cover on the book.
There are many pages of his famous paintings and prints spanning his broad spectrum of images. The book was over two years in production.
Anyone owning a painting or print by Les Kouba will enjoy this most interesting, informative and beautiful table top book. It will be shipped in a special box designed to provide maximum protection when shipping this book.
I am offering this $180.00 book, plus 4 pencil signed and numbered limited edition prints, at a price of $25.00 less than the cost of the book alone. The titles of the prints included with this offer are listed and show below:
ABOUT THE ARTIST – Click on any picture to make it larger
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.