Monday, June 15, 2009

David Weidman

Happy Monday! Remember last week's post about Angie Hranowsky's home? In one of Charleston Home's images (one I didn't show) we see this sweet print on the wall...In the magazine's resources section, we learn the print is by David Weidman. Hmmmm. Now I want them all. Especially these....I will surely buy The Whimsical Works of David Weidman, a collection of his career works, for my coffee table. In case you are unfamiliar with him or his work, there is this synopsis from the book: "Weidman began his career as an animator in 1950s Los Angeles, painting backgrounds for Hannah Barbara and setting the standard for the look of cartoons of that era. However, like a true entrepreneur he soon began to work for himself, and went on to establish a style that is today instantly recognizable and iconic. A printmaker, ceramicist, font designer, painter, cartoonist, and silk screener, Weidman never stopped experimenting as an artist. Today at age 87 Weidman's staggering body of work is just as modern and visually stunning as it was forty years ago. His graphic sensibility and expert use of saturated colour palletes evoke the vintage modern look while remaining completely relevant to contemporary designers."

6 comments:

Laura. said...

oh, these are amazing! thanks for also sharing a bit about his story, i love finding out that a person has a long career of interesting work. those are the most inspirational artists, in my mind. do you have a background in art yourself? you pick great things! i'm still thinking about the helen frankenthaler from several weeks back. . . .

liza said...

Laura, I loved that Helen Frankenthaler! No - I have no formal training or education in Art (beyond Art History 101 in college). I've tried a bit of painting and drawing, which makes me appreciate you artists SO much!

megan said...

these are incredible! i want all of them--and i agree with laura, you have wonderful taste. :) xo!

liza said...

Laura and Megan, you are so kind!

aklb said...

Wow, cool. Never saw these before. They are wonderful and his use of color is inspirational!
Thanks!

liza said...

You are so welcome aklb!

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