This gouache features delicate spring flowers in a French pot from the "Pharmacie Daguin in St Maur Creteil" (Paris suburbs). It is painted on Bristol board.
Mary Faulconer (1911–2011) is an artist of real elegance in the finest American tradition. She combines early American primitivism, trompe l'oeil and a magical super-realism, which in spite of her careful attention to detail, remains fresh and charming and not at all obsessive or rigid Her freelance illustration work has appeared in Fortune, House and Garden, Life, Look, Seventeen, Town and Country, and Vogue magazines. She also designed the 1978 Rose Stamp for the United States Postal Service, first United States multi-color stamp in booklet form. Among her credits is a painting reproduced for UNICEF in 1972 and a commission to design six postage stamps for the United States.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU65439936342
PERIOD: Mid-20th Century
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 17.50" Width: 13.38" Depth: 1.63"
MATERIAL: Board, Ink
CREATOR: Mary Faulconer (Painter)