Clark Hulings Obituary

Mar 31, 2011

Clark Hulings, an Artist who Pursued Timeless Beauty, Dies at Age 88 Clark Hulings, whose paintings are prized by art collectors worldwide, died on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in Santa Fe, N.M., where he lived. He was 88. As one of the leading American realist painters, Mr. Hulings traveled the world looking for rural and urban landscapes and genre scenes that became the subjects of paintings reflecting the vibrancy of the human spirit. Mr. Hulings' subject matter was gathered throughout North America and Europe, notably France, Italy, and Spain, where he lived as a child and frequently visited as an adult. Among his signature subjects are complex Mexican and European market scenes and donkeys - his trademark. Throughout his career Mr. Hulings maintained a personal profile far lower than his national acclaim. Born in Florida, November 20, 1922, Mr. Hulings was raised in Westfield, N.J. Over his lifetime, he resided in New York, Louisiana, and throughout Europe before settling in Santa Fe in 1972. His art training began as a teenager with Sigismund Ivanowsky and George Bridgman and continued at The Art Students League with Frank Reilly. With a degree in physics from Haverford College, Pa., Hulings pursued an initial career as a portraitist in Louisiana, followed by freelance illustration in New York, notably paperback book covers, during the 1950s. By the early 1960s, Mr. Hulings devoted himself to easel paintings. In 1965 he debuted in New York, N.Y., at The Grand Central Art Galleries. In 1976 he was the subject of a solo exhibition at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, Ok., which was documented in the book HulingsA Collection of Oil Paintings (Lowell Press), followed in 1978 by a retrospective at the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, and a 1981 exhibition at the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Mt. Most recently, Mr. Hulings' work was the subject of a 2007 one-man exhibition at J.N. Bartfield Galleries, New York, and Morris & Whiteside Galleries, Hilton Head, S.C. His scheduled exhibition of paintings at the Forbes Galleries, New York, takes place March 23 through June 18, 2011. In 1986, Mr. Hulings authored the book A Gallery of Paintings by Clark Hulings (White Burro Publishing). The book was updated and reissued in soft cover in 2006. His paintings have been included in countless articles and surveys such as The Majesty of the Grand Canyon: 150 Years of Art (Pomegranate Press) and Landscapes of New Mexico: Paintings of the Land of Enchantment (Fresco Fine Art Publishing). He is the recipient of awards from organizations such as The Allied Artists of America, The Salmagundi Club and The Hudson Valley Art Association. In 1973 he received the Prix de West award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, where his painting Grand Canyon, Kaibab Trail is in the permanent collection. In his adopted state, Mr. Hulings was recognized with his first one-man show in 1945 at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe. In 1985, the museum installed a Hulings plaque on its artist walk of fame; and in 2004, he received the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Mr. Hulings is survived by his wife Mary Belfi Hulings, daughter Elizabeth Hulings Diamond, son-in-law Patrick Diamond, grandson Nicolas Diamond, one sister, Susan Ottinger, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

Clark Hulings is featured at The Forbes Collection March 23 - June 18, 2011. The Forbes Galleries, located in Forbes Magazine’s headquarters in New York City, will present a rare glimpse into the remarkable career of the American Master, Clark Hulings (1922-2011) March 22nd through June 18, 2011. The collection will encompass twelve countries and five decades, including figurative, still life, landscape and architectural subjects.Twenty-one oils and drawings will be available by minimum bid silent auction through Morris & Whiteside Galleries, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. For information on these paintings and drawings please contact the gallery via email or call 843.842.34433. The selection will also include an unprecedented group of twenty-two paintings from the artist’s personal collection, (not for sale) many never before seen publicly.  Paintings from selected private collections in Connecticut, Ohio, Michigan, New Mexico and Texas will also be featured.

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Ravensburger Presents… The World's Largest Puzzle

Mar 28, 2011

KEITH HARING: DOUBLE RETROSPECT!

This puzzle isn't just big, it's HUGE!  At 32,000+ pieces, it's the largest commercially-available jigsaw puzzle
in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.  The Keith Haring: Double Retrospect from
Ravensburger, the first name in high-quality, beautifully designed puzzles, is a breathtaking masterpiece of pop
art icon Keith Haring's signature bold colors and free-form artistic designs that comes to brilliant life – piece by
piece!  This tribute puzzle gives art lovers, collectors and families the opportunity to own a "piece" of the late
artist's celebrated work.  Keith Haring, who believed art should be available to everyone and was known for his
many large-scale creations for charities, hospitals and orphanages may well have enjoyed this super-sized
challenge himself…!

Made in Ravensburger's state-of-the-art factory in Germany, the Keith Haring: Double Retrospect puzzle:

     • Features a retrospective with 32 individual, brightly-colored images of Keith Haring's artwork!

     • Includes 32,256 precision-cut pieces packaged in eight separate poly bags!

     • Consists of just six colors plus black and white, adding to the already incredible challenge!

     • Should take about 400 hours to complete, according to Ravensburger's estimates

     • Measures more than 17x6 feet!

     • Weighs 42 lbs – and comes with its own hand truck!

     • Is available at retailers nationwide for an SRP of $299.99.

To learn more about all of the "masterpieces" in Ravensburger's extensive lineup, please visit www.ravensburger.com.

About Ravensburger
Newton, NH-based Ravensburger is the U.S. subsidiary of Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, a German toy and game manufacturer with a 125-year history of tradition.  Founded in Ravensburg, Germany in 1883, Ravensburger is a leading producer of toys loved the world over and celebrated for its meticulous commitment to detail, high production standards and superior quality control.  In addition to Ravensburger-branded puzzles, games and arts & crafts, the company is the exclusive distributor of WOW Preschool Toys and holds licenses for such well-known brands as Thomas and Friends™, Animal Planet™, The Twilight Saga™, Hello Kitty®, Highlights™, Iron Man® 2 and more.

A Strong Relationship
Artlicensing.com has been a long time partner with Ravensburger and has licensed many images over the years. Artists such as Sam Park, Joh Naito, Tricia Reilly-Matthews, William Vanderdasson, Nicky Boehme and many more. We enjoy working with their company and look forward to a strong 2011.

Posters
Many of Keith's prints can be purchased through our partner site McGaw Graphics.

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ArtLicensing.com and Jill McDonald Design strike a deal

Mar 05, 2011

Jill McDonald is rapidly becoming nationally recognized as an extremely talented young designer with a colorful, whimsical style that's fresh, fun and unique.

Jill graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 with a degree in textile design. She then went on to work for Baby Gap as a print stylist in Gap's Manhattan, NY design headquarters. After two years at Gap Jill made the decision to return to her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri where she joined Hallmark Cards working as an illustrator for three years.

In January 2004 Jill felt the time was right to strike out on her own and founded Jill McDonald Design. Jill specializes in surface design collections and illustrations oriented towards baby and kids. Jill has illustrated many children's books, created bedding collections, Scrapbooking lines, Christmas collections, Stationary collections & Wall art. Jill is now working with her team on a line of products under her name. Look for them soon!

ArtLicensinng.com is very please to be working with Jill. Below are some amazing licensed products and take some time to view her portfolio.

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