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This original painting on stretched canvas is one of a kind and will bring a pop of color to any space. A bold addition to your art collection!

The title "History Lesson" comes from the influence of some of my favorite artists whose paintings hold a prominent place in art history textbooks: Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, and Willem de Kooning (to name only a few!)

Canvas size: 24" wide x 30" tall x 3/4" deep

Medium: Acrylic

Hand painted signature on the front. Signed, dated, and titled on the back.

Sides of the canvas are painted white and the painting is unframed.

Your painting will be carefully packed and shipped within three business days of purchase

"History Lesson" was featured on the beautiful design blog Design for Mankind

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*Please contact me before purchasing if you are a resident outside of the US. I will figure out the exact cost of international shipping.

Frequently asked questions about emmyrickard

All of the signed prints in my Etsy shop I personally print on a medium-format printer. The largest standard size prints I'm able to produce are 11"x14" or 11"x17" (both on 13"x19" paper). If you'd like a signed print this size I'd be happy to create a custom Etsy listing for you!
Yes! You can find my artwork in a selection of print sizes at Artfully Walls - http://www.artfullywalls.com/artists/396/emily-rickard

Larger prints and prints on canvas are also available for purchase in my Society6 shop - https://society6.com/emilyrickard
Most orders will ship within 1-5 business days.

I ship orders once a week, usually on Wednesdays, which allows me to use the rest of the week for studio time and making new work.

Please allow extra processing and shipping time for large orders, custom orders, oversized paintings and international shipments.

Please contact me before purchasing if you require expedited or next day shipping, additional costs apply.

Most orders will be shipped via USPS first class mail. Large paintings will be shipped via FedEx.
Orders shipped to the US will include tracking. At this time, all other international shipments will include a customs number but tracking is unavailable.
At this time I am unable to accommodate wholesale orders. Please contact me if you have a bulk print request, I may be able to accept larger custom orders depending on the quantity.
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Artwork files are not available for purchase at this time.
If you are interested in an original work I would be happy to create a custom painting for you! Please send me a message and I'll get back to you with more information on the commission process, pricing, and creating a piece in the size & color palette of your choice.

Original Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas "History Lesson" 24x30"


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Acrylic, Paint, Canvas
  • Only ships within United States.
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