ARTS AND CRAFTS NOTECARDS

Cypresses by Arthur F. Mathews Notecards (Twenty)

Arts and Crafts Notecards Cpresses by Arthur F. Mathews

Though he might have made a bigger name for himself in some international art capital, Arthur F. Mathews (American, 1860-1945) steadfastly rejected the idea of leaving California. He once remarked that he would rather live and work in San Francisco than wear medals in Paris--and he had done both. A lifelong artist, influential teacher, and tireless civic-arts advocate, Mathews and his wife, artist Lucia K. Mathews, developed the California Decorative Style--a signature fusion of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts styles.

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From around 1910, the couple made annual summer visits to the Monterey Peninsula, where they maintained a house and studio. The relaxed social atmosphere and inspiring landscape resulted in numerous paintings that exploited the aesthetic possibilities of the seacoast. The distinctive light and color indigenous to the region brought forth more intensity of color to Mathews' low-toned palette, and the many paintings he made of stands of cypress trees along the Monterey coast remain today among his most popular tonalist paintings.The Oakland Museum of California is home to an incomparable collection of works by both Arthur and Lucia Mathews. This set includes twenty assorted 5" x 7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 styles) with white envelopes in a decorative box.

Arts And Crafts

Watercolors Notecards (Twenty)

by William S. Rice

Arts and Crafts Watercolors Notecards by William S. Rice

Watercolors Blank Notecards Includes cards: A Sentinel of the Timberline, n.d.; Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley, 1901; A Glimpse Thru the Pines, Deer Park, 1915; Armstrong Grove--Guerneville, Afternoon Sunlight, 1909

This set includes twenty assorted 5" x 7"; blank cards (5 each of 4 designs) plus envelopes in a decorative box. Printed on recycled paper.

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Arts And Crafts Block Prints Notecards (Twenty)

by William S. Rice

Arts and Crafts Block Prints Notecards by William S. Rice

William Seltzer Rice (1873-1963) was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Northern California in 1900, when the region's Arts & Crafts movement was flowering. A talented and prolific watercolorist, Rice taught at various schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland--a center for the movement. He became devoted to block printing because compared with original watercolors, prints better suited the Arts & Crafts ethos of making artwork available to a wide audience at modest cost. Unlike many printmakers, Rice designed, carved, and printed the blocks all himself. The landscapes of Northern California--from the Sierra Nevada to the Pacific--proved excellent raw materials for his creativity, and his prints today can be found in public and private collections worldwide.This set includes twenty assorted full-color 5" x 7" blank note cards (five each of four styles) with envelopes and decorative box.

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William Morris Boxed Notecards (Twenty)

William Morris Boxed Notecards perfect for arts and crafts lover

A fierce foe of modernity, William Morris (English, 1834-1896) drew inspiration from the Middle Ages, when artist and craftsman were considered equals. He believed that decoration, in its finest form, gives pleasure to those who use it as well as to those who make it. So after training as an architect, he founded a decorating company with friends to produce glasswork, metalwork, and countless other crafts, including many textiles he designed himself. The gorgeous floral and foliate wallpaper designs on these notecards, from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, were selected from a sample book of William Morris and Company published around the turn of the twentieth century. Morris' designs--many still produced today--exemplify the best of Victorian fashion and foreshadow the Arts and Crafts aesthetic that Morris would go on to champion. Contains five each of the following notecards:

Single Stem pattern (detail), before 1917

Orchard pattern (detail), before 1917

Seaweed pattern (detail), before 1917

Pimpernel pattern (detail), before 1917

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.

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Orchids Boxed

Notecards (Twenty)

Orchids Boxed Notecards

For decades after the appearance of the first tropical orchids in the British Isles, enraptured gardeners built hothouses and essayed all manner of methods to coax their fabulously expensive Cattleyas and Oncidiums to bloom. Nursery catalogs record orchids for sale as early as 1804, but few understood the needs of these unusual plants until the breakthrough of 1851. That year Benjamin Samuel Williams published a series of articles under the title "Orchids for the Millions"; Together with Robert Warner, Williams went on to write his magnum opus, The Orchid Album, published in eleven volumes from 1882 to 1897. The illustrations--hand-tinted lithographs on royal quarto pages measuring ten by twelve inches--are by John Nugent Fitch, a printmaker who often worked for the Linnean Society. For the present set of notecards, four exceptional plants were selected from a copy of The Orchid Album in the collection of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Contains five each of the following notecards:

Oncidium loxense

Laelia grandis tenebrosa

Miltonia spectabilis

Cattleya labiata foleyana

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Published with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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Yosemite Holiday

 Card Assortment (Twenty)

Yosemite Holiday Card Assortment

Inside message: Season's Greetings

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. holiday cards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks.The box features text about the Sierra Club. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product supports the Sierra Club's efforts to preserve and protect the planet. Contains five each of the following holiday cards:

White Ghosts, Half Dome

Cathedral Rocks

Merced River, El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks

Winter Symmetry, El Capitan

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Arts and Crafts Notecards Walter J. Phillips Wood Block Prints

Walter J. Phillips Woodblock Prints Boxed Notecards

Twenty assorted 5" x 7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Published with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884-July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and printmaker. He is credited with popularizing the color woodcut in the style of the Japanese, in Canada.

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W. P. Weston Boxed Notecards British Columbia

W.P. Weston

 Boxed Notecards

Twenty assorted 5"x7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. William P. Weston (1879 - 1967) was one of Canada's most exceptional artists. He was one of the first to capture the ephemeral, majestic beauty of British Columbia.

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Birds of North America J. Fenwick Lansdowne Boxed Notecards

Birds of North America: J. Fenwick Lansdowne Boxed Notecards

Twenty assorted 5"x 7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs)with envelopes in a decorative box.James Fenwick Lansdowne, OC OBC (August 8, 1937-July 27, 2008) was a self-taught Canadian wildlife artist. Lansdowne was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. His first show was at the Royal Ontario Museum in 1956. Lansdowne's detailed watercolours of birds are similar in style to the work of John James Audubon - often featuring a specific species against a largely white background - but his subjects tend to display a greater lifelike quality and more natural postures than Audubon's.

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Granville Redmond Wild Poppies Boxed Notecards

Granville Redmond: Wild Poppies Boxed Notecards

Twenty assorted 5"x 7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Published with the Crocker Art Museum. Printed on recycled paper. Granville Richard Seymour Redmond (March 9, 1871-May 24, 1935) was an American landscape painter and exponent of Tonalism and California Impressionism. He was also an occasional actor for his friend Charlie Chaplin.

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Walter J. Phillips Watercolors Prints Boxed Notecards

Walter J. Phillips Watercolors Prints Boxed Notecards

Twenty assorted 5" x 7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Published with Glenbow. Printed on recycled paper. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884-July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and printmaker. He is credited with popularizing the color woodcut in the style of the Japanese, in Canada.

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Gustave Baumann Southwest Landscapes Boxed Notecards

Gustave Baumann:Southwest Landscapes Boxed Notecards

Twenty assorted 5" x 7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.Gustave Baumann (June 27, 1881-October 8, 1971) was an American printmaker and painter, and one of the leading figures of the color woodcut revival in America. His works have been shown at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and the New Mexico Museum of Art. He is also recognized for his role in the 1930s as area coordinator of the Public Works of Art Project of the Works Progress Administration.

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Arts and Crafts Tiles Motawi Tile Boxed Notecards

Arts and Crafts Tiles Boxed Notecards

Twenty assorted 5" x 7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Tile designs by Motawi Tileworks located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Arts and Crafts Charley Harper Cardinals Boxed Notecards

Cardinals by Charley Harper Boxed Notecards

Twenty assorted 5" x 7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Charley Harper (August 4, 1922-June 10, 2007) was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist. He was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations.

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Arts and Crafts Press Notecards by Yoshiko Yamamoto

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Arts and Crafts Press

All cards are 5" x 7" and come with a matching envelope. Each card is made with acid-free and recycled paper and soy-based ink. Cards are blank inside.

Founded by Yoshiko Yamamoto and Bruce, The Arts & Crafts Press is a small letterpress printing studio specializing in designing and printing letterpress note cards and limited edition block prints. Most of the designs are original creations by Yoshiko who grew up in Tokyo and studied sculpture at Tama Arts University in Tokyo. After moving to California, Yoshiko taught herself (with the help of wonderful mentors) the craft of letterpress printing. Influenced strongly by the ideas and ideals of the woodblock printing in Japan, Yoshiko first sketches flora and fauna she finds either in America or Japan--anything from fir trees, pines, maples, and poppies, to heron, koi fish, and crickets--and then after multiple drawings, water colors and oil paintings, she begins cutting the blocks. Sometimes she works with wood blocks, usually cherry, and other times she chooses linoleum. Yoshiko takes the blocks and prints each color separately on her antique letterpress printing presses. Now residing in a small coastal town in Washington, Yoshiko and Bruce enjoy working with apprentices and printers-in-training, to create the beautiful and useful note cards and prints for today.

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