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Thank-you Lithographs and Posters

Art collectors Dave and Jeanette Russell have graciously donated 500+ vintage A+ posters and 500+ lithographs to the Jesse Cause Foundation. The posters are all very rare and impossible to get anywhere else. Our current featured artist is Native American modernist painter Fritz Scholder, however we also have posters from many other well-known artists.

Featured Item:Winston Churchill Lithograph

Our special featured item is a set of lithographs of Sir Winston Churchill. They were commissioned by Sarah Churchill, Winston's daughter, as a final tribute to her father in the 1970s. This is one in a series of lithographs that were featured in the Winston Society winter issue, 2003, Churchilliana: Sarah Churchill's "Visual Philosophy of Sir Winston Churchill."

It features intaglio drawings of Sir Winston in at 3 stages in his life: as a young boy, in his prime of life, and as an older man, walking into the sunset with his famous hat and cane. Below the drawings is a series of embossed images: a beautiful profile of Sir Winston with a cigar in his mouth, Sarah's signiature, and a famous quote from Sir Winston: "I have no fear of the future, let's go forward into its mysteries."

The piece is signed by the artist, Curtis Hooper. It measures 23" x 35" on a white background with black and white etchings/drawing... a stunning piece for anyone’s collection!

We have a total of 8 of these wonderful lithographs. We have sold them at our live art shows for over $1,000— they are rare vintage art. The dealer who donated them to us said he has sold some of these cherished pieces at upwards of $3,000.

Featured Artist: Fritz Scholder

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“Indians, Cowboys, Women & Flowers”
“Indian 1976”
“Fred Harvey Indian”
“Indian 1776”

Fritz Scholder is one of the best known Native American painters, and has had an extraordinary artistic career including painting, sculpting, lithography, bookmaking, and teaching. Although he is only partly of Native American descent (1/4 Luiseño), his decision to portray Native Americans as people rather than stereotypes has cast him in a role of spokesperson.

Scholder's style is strongly influenced by Abstract Expressionism's strong images and color, and by Pop Art's use of popular culture and clichés. His style is complex, blending modernist influences from Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon and Wayne Thiebaud, as well as hints of Picasso, Munch, and Matisse. His work seeks to "deconstruct" more than a century of romantic images of Native Americans and approach the American Indian in real terms, and can be categorized as simultaneously Indian, American, and twentieth-century art.

Born in 1937 in Breckenridge, Minnesota, Scholder showed artistic talent at an early age. He was granted a full scholarship to the Southwestern Indian Art Project at the University of Arizona in 1960, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in art from California State, Sacramento, Scholder then taught painting at the institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe from 1964-1969.

His awards in the last forty years include fellowship trom the Whitney Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Painting, and Awards from the Salon d' Automne in Paris and Intergrafiks in Berlin. He has been an artist in residence at Dartmouth College, as well as guest artist at the Vermont School, Oklahoma Art Institute, Idyllwild Art Institute, Santa Fe Art Institute, Taos School of Art and the American University, Washington, D.C.

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