STAMP SUITE by Lowell Nesbitt
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STAMP SUITE by Lowell Nesbitt consists of four (4) serigraphs. The image size of each print is 24 3/4″ X 22 3/4″ plus full margins. The edition size is 250. Each print is a pencil signed and numbered, limited edition serigraph.
These four prints constitute four (4) designs created by Lowell Nesbitt and used for the publication of four U.S. Postage stamps in 1980.
These prints are in a flawless state of preservation and have not been framed or mounted.
The background color is a soft shade of blue which is the same on each print although there may be some slight difference in my pictures.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lowell Blair Nesbitt (October 4, 1933 – July 8, 1993) was an American painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and sculpture. He served as the official artist for the NASA Apollo 9, and Apollo 13 space missions; in 1976 the United States Navy commissioned him to paint a mural in the administration building on Treasure Island spanning 26 feet x 251 feet, then the largest mural in the United States; and in 1980 the United States Postal Service honored Lowell Nesbitt by issuing four postage stamps depicting his paintings.
In 1958 the Baltimore Museum of Art hosted the first solo museum exhibit that Nesbitt was to have in his lengthy career, but it was in 1964 with his debut at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Museum) in Washington D.C. that Nesbitt received greater recognition. Nesbitt was often classified as a Photorealist artist, though he fought inclusion with this group of artists throughout his career. Nesbitt established himself as an artist who could employ both diversity of technique and subject matter while creating paintings, drawings and prints.
To honor Nesbitt’s contributions to the art world, in 1980, the United States Postal Service issued four stamps based on his floral paintings. He also served as the official artist for the NASA space flights of Apollo 9 and Apollo 13. Nesbitt was found dead in his New York studio in 1993 at the age of 59. Police stated he died of natural causes.