This is an exemplary work by the artist, it will be a stunning addition to any space. More Artwork Details: Artist: Duane Bryers, American (1911 – 2012) || Title: Back Of The River || Year: 1979 || Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil || Edition: 300, AP || Image Size: 17 x 22 in. || Size: 21 in. x 26 in. (53.34 cm x 66.04 cm) ||
Duane Bryers (1911-2012) is one of America’s most gifted artists and has been for the better part of his ninety-four years on this planet. He earned a living as a commercial illustrator until his early fifties and gradually found himself garnering a nice amount of attention as a fine artists who specialized in western theme paintings. He was born in the upper peninsula of Michigan in 1911 on a farm with his three brothers and two sisters. At the age of twelve his family moved to a village in Northern Minnesota called Virginia (five miles north of Duluc according to Duane) where he lived until he left in 1939. Duane Bryers is America’s top western calendar artist-his calendars are published by Brown & Bigelow, number one in the calendar field. He has been artist in residence on the huge Empirita Ranch in southern Arizona for the past five years. The magnificent beauty of this environment has provided him with unlimited inspiration for his highly successful paintings-which are purchased immediately by eager collectors. He exhibits yearly at the prestigious National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City and is included in their permanent collection. He also exhibits with the annual Western Heritage Show in Houston -an invitational affair which includes the West’s finest painters. During his successful career, Mr. Bryers has had art studios in Chicago and New York. Because of the demand for his work, he never has enough paintings available for one man shows. He and his wife, Dee, are currently building a new home in the beautiful rolling country of southern Arizona. This spectacular background will no doubt show up in Mr. Bryer’s future paintings. Duane Bryers passed away on May 30th, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.