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HALF SALE SIGNED Painting 2 of a Series of 7, by Arthur Singer, Honored by The Audubon Society, Painting of 2 Blue Birds, w Latin Names

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This listing is of a FRAMED painting of Number 2 in a series of 7 of Blue Birds. It includes names of the flora and the states they were in. It is signed and paper looks old so it may be older than the 1950's. It is framed, original frames that have vintage wear but are in good vintage condition for it's age. The painting measures 11.75 inches long and 9 inches wide. The painting frame measures 21.75 inches long and almost 16 inches wide. I have another one of these in the series if you want both I can refund shipping that is not used and charge 185 dollars for each of them. Please read some History on this it is fascinating. Please check out my PLEASE READ section at the bottom of the history. Thanks for looking

HISTORY
Arthur Singer was born in 1917 in NYC. Died 1990. He was a renowned artist and produced millions of copies of his wild life art, including United States Postage Stamps of the,"Birds and Flowers of every state

Arthur B. Singer, a naturalist and painter whose watercolors of birds of the 50 states were affixed to letters mailed by hundreds of thousands of Americans in the 1980's, died of cancer of the esophagus yesterday at his home in Jericho, L.I. He was 72 years old.

His paintings of the state birds are probably the most widely known of his works because they appeared on United States postage stamps featuring the birds and flowers of the 50 states, which were issued by the United States Postal Service in 1982. The stamp series is believed to have been the largest-selling special issue in the history of United States postage.

Mr. Singer's first subjects were the neighborhood tabby cats and the more ferocious felines he saw during family outings to the Bronx Zoo, which, along with the American Museum of Natural History, were favorite haunts throughout his life. He later illustrated a book called ''Cats'' (Golden Press, 1973).

His raw talent for sketching wildlife was sharpened at Cooper Union Art School, from which he received the Augustus St. Gaudens Medal in 1962 after 750 of his bird paintings appeared in the book, ''Birds of the World.'' The book, which depicted more than 700 bird species in about 300 illustrations, sold more than half a million copies and was the first of many books Mr. Singer illustrated. Golden Press issued a new edition in 1983.

Honored by Audubon Society

For three years after his graduation from Cooper Union in 1939, Mr. Singer worked as a printer and in an advertising agency before joining the Army.

After World War II he returned to the advertising business as an illustrator and designer, but assignments by Sports Illustrated for several wildlife features, followed by a commission to do 11 pages of color illustrations for the bird section of World Book Encyclopedia, established him as a modern Audubon. He received the Hal Borland Award from the National Audubon Society in 1985 on the 200th anniversary of Audubon's birth.

His youngest son, Alan, who lives in Brooklyn, painted the wildflowers that appeared on the 1982 postage stamps. Mr. Singer's first wife, Judy Singer, who is deceased, illustrated a book about plants from bulbs, and his oldest son, Paul, also a New York City resident, is a graphic designer and printmaker.

Although he devoted his life to studying birds, the introspective artist had a passion for jazz, and friends recall his forays into Harlem in the 1930's to hear the best jazz musicians and learn the latest dances. He made friends of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway, who was illustrated by a 15-year-old Mr. Singer with a portrait entirely made up of calligraphy that used the name of every piece in the musician's repertory.

Besides his sons, Mr. Singer is survived by his second wife, Dale Singer of Jericho, and two grandchildren.

Photo: Arthur Singer in 1984 with some of his bird paintings. (The New York Times/Richard Sandler)


PLEASE READ
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Please look at my shop and if you do not like a price on an item, lets talk. please, and Thank you for looking. Also, please look at my reviews, I package things very well so if are worried about breakage do not be, another reason shipping is a bit more.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me. Customer satisfaction is very important to me and I answer any questions or concerns, in a timely manner. So, if you have any questions about an item, please contact me. I will answer you with pleasure.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS please contact me regarding reducing shipping costs. Please give me the Country you want it sent to and I will give you the accurate shipping cost.

I love to combine shipping for multiple items, please contact me with your zip code for a better shipping rate.

Shipping rates may seem higher than others however they include insurance, tracking, and packaging which includes tape, box, packing materials including bubble wrap and biodegradable shipping peanuts, and sales tax. I try to ship priority mail, however, sometimes there is just not enough money in the shipping costs, if you would like it to be priority mail or anything specific please contact me before you buy and I will change the shipping. It is not my intention to make money off of shipping costs so if it turns out that shipping is off, I will refund the difference to you minus approximately 5 dollars depending on sales tax and how fragile it is. Thank you for understanding.

Thank you for visiting my shop. I have another Etsy shop if you are interested in vintage purses called Designerpurseskathy located at https://www.etsy.com/il-en/shop/Designerpurseskathy?ref=hdr_shop_menu. If you like vintage purses this shop is for you.

PLEASE: Check out my shop coupons, at both shops.

Thank you Kathy
This listing is of a FRAMED painting of Number 2 in a series of 7 of Blue Birds. It includes names of the flora and the states they were in. It is signed and paper looks old so it may be older than the 1950's. It is framed, original frames that have vintage wear but are in good vintage condition for it's age. The painting measures 11.75 inches long and 9 inches wide. The painting frame measures 21.75 inches long and almost 16 inches wide. I have another one of these in the series if you want both I can refund shipping that is not used and charge 185 dollars for each of them. Please read some History on this it is fascinating. Please check out my PLEASE READ section at the bottom of the history. Thanks for looking

HISTORY
Arthur Singer was born in 1917 in NYC. Died 1990. He was a renowned artist and produced millions of copies of his wild life art, including United States Postage Stamps of the,"Birds and Flowers of every state

Arthur B. Singer, a naturalist and painter whose watercolors of birds of the 50 states were affixed to letters mailed by hundreds of thousands of Americans in the 1980's, died of cancer of the esophagus yesterday at his home in Jericho, L.I. He was 72 years old.

His paintings of the state birds are probably the most widely known of his works because they appeared on United States postage stamps featuring the birds and flowers of the 50 states, which were issued by the United States Postal Service in 1982. The stamp series is believed to have been the largest-selling special issue in the history of United States postage.

Mr. Singer's first subjects were the neighborhood tabby cats and the more ferocious felines he saw during family outings to the Bronx Zoo, which, along with the American Museum of Natural History, were favorite haunts throughout his life. He later illustrated a book called ''Cats'' (Golden Press, 1973).

His raw talent for sketching wildlife was sharpened at Cooper Union Art School, from which he received the Augustus St. Gaudens Medal in 1962 after 750 of his bird paintings appeared in the book, ''Birds of the World.'' The book, which depicted more than 700 bird species in about 300 illustrations, sold more than half a million copies and was the first of many books Mr. Singer illustrated. Golden Press issued a new edition in 1983.

Honored by Audubon Society

For three years after his graduation from Cooper Union in 1939, Mr. Singer worked as a printer and in an advertising agency before joining the Army.

After World War II he returned to the advertising business as an illustrator and designer, but assignments by Sports Illustrated for several wildlife features, followed by a commission to do 11 pages of color illustrations for the bird section of World Book Encyclopedia, established him as a modern Audubon. He received the Hal Borland Award from the National Audubon Society in 1985 on the 200th anniversary of Audubon's birth.

His youngest son, Alan, who lives in Brooklyn, painted the wildflowers that appeared on the 1982 postage stamps. Mr. Singer's first wife, Judy Singer, who is deceased, illustrated a book about plants from bulbs, and his oldest son, Paul, also a New York City resident, is a graphic designer and printmaker.

Although he devoted his life to studying birds, the introspective artist had a passion for jazz, and friends recall his forays into Harlem in the 1930's to hear the best jazz musicians and learn the latest dances. He made friends of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway, who was illustrated by a 15-year-old Mr. Singer with a portrait entirely made up of calligraphy that used the name of every piece in the musician's repertory.

Besides his sons, Mr. Singer is survived by his second wife, Dale Singer of Jericho, and two grandchildren.

Photo: Arthur Singer in 1984 with some of his bird paintings. (The New York Times/Richard Sandler)


PLEASE READ
Please look at the pictures they show the details, and if you need more please ask. Please keep in mind vintage items are not new. I try very hard to show defects, but I invite buyers to ask questions prior to purchase to be clear on the condition of the item. I am always happy to send additional photos for any clarification.

Please look at my shop and if you do not like a price on an item, lets talk. please, and Thank you for looking. Also, please look at my reviews, I package things very well so if are worried about breakage do not be, another reason shipping is a bit more.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me. Customer satisfaction is very important to me and I answer any questions or concerns, in a timely manner. So, if you have any questions about an item, please contact me. I will answer you with pleasure.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS please contact me regarding reducing shipping costs. Please give me the Country you want it sent to and I will give you the accurate shipping cost.

I love to combine shipping for multiple items, please contact me with your zip code for a better shipping rate.

Shipping rates may seem higher than others however they include insurance, tracking, and packaging which includes tape, box, packing materials including bubble wrap and biodegradable shipping peanuts, and sales tax. I try to ship priority mail, however, sometimes there is just not enough money in the shipping costs, if you would like it to be priority mail or anything specific please contact me before you buy and I will change the shipping. It is not my intention to make money off of shipping costs so if it turns out that shipping is off, I will refund the difference to you minus approximately 5 dollars depending on sales tax and how fragile it is. Thank you for understanding.

Thank you for visiting my shop. I have another Etsy shop if you are interested in vintage purses called Designerpurseskathy located at https://www.etsy.com/il-en/shop/Designerpurseskathy?ref=hdr_shop_menu. If you like vintage purses this shop is for you.

PLEASE: Check out my shop coupons, at both shops.

Thank you Kathy

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5 out of 5 stars
Feb 14, 2018
Hi Kathy
Many thanks for the fabulous McCall's Carefree Patterns. They are all complete, in perfectly good condition, and I'm delighted with them. I'm looking forward to using them in due course. Thanks again for all your help and advice throughout the purchasing process.
Best regards
Christine Ann Moore
These are 4 Vintage Carefree Patterns From McCall's Sewing Patterns, Women's Sizes 14,16, & 18, Pattern Numbers 5531, 5604, 5510 and 5475

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5 out of 5 stars
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Just as described. Beautiful old mirror. Fast shipping. Thank you!
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Excellent communication and service. I love the doll and it was shipped fast.
Vintage Baby Doll w Weighted Eyes, and Movable Arms and Legs, w Hair

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5 out of 5 stars
Jan 20, 2018
Wonderful hat box - great condition, careful packaging. Thanks.
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HALF SALE SIGNED Painting 2 of a Series of 7, by Arthur Singer, Honored by The Audubon Society, Painting of 2 Blue Birds, w Latin Names

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