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Art Prints

Art Prints

  • Individual prints are $50 each.
  • Frontier Press series of all eight prints is available at a discounted rate of $350. 
  • All proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation.

Purchase all artwork in the Store.

 

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 Will Rogers holding newspaper and sitting

Will Rogers Print

Will’s commentary and wit in his syndicated newspaper columns made him a leading journalist of the early 20th century. This portrait by acclaimed artist Charles Banks Wilson is completely accurate, in the clothing Will wears, his spectacles, his typewriter – even the news columns portrayed depict authentic news stories of Will’s day. The 16"x20" image is printed on 20"x24" archival-matte paper. When matted & framed it is a beautiful 24"x28" piece.

About the Painting

Charles Banks Wilson’s portrait of Will Rogers has had a spectacular history. In the early 1950s the Gerlach-Barklow Co. commissioned the painting and used it as a calendar illustration. NBC then purchased the rights to reproduce the picture and sent out color mats of the portrait. The picture was featured on the covers of the Sunday magazine sections of 72 large metro newspapers across the nation. It has appeared in several exhibitions, including at the New York’s World Fair in 1962 and at the Will Rogers Memorial in 1989.

The portrait was purchased in July 1962 by the Oklahoma Press Association to showcase in the lobby of its new building. Will’s famous quote “All I know is what I read in the papers,” has long been the official emblem of the association. The original portrait is there for you to see whenever you visit OPA headquarters.

 

The Frontier Press Series

These beautiful 19” x 26” prints were created to preserve the unique time in American history when newspapers were the heralding voice of a new frontier. The prints were created with fade resistant inks and 80 lb. Lustro Saxony acid-free paper. The artist, Jack Roberts, was born and raised in Oklahoma. He studied art at the University of Oklahoma, the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Grand Central School of Art in New York City.

 Old-style Politics print shows two men talking, looking at newspaper

"Politics"

 Old-style Reporter print shows man speaking into telephone

"The Reporter"

 Old-style Editor print shows man at typewriter

"The Editor"

 Old-style Interview print shows man speaking to several native americans

"An Interview"

 Old-style Job Printer print shows man standing at old printing machine

"Job Printer"

 Old-style Printsetter print shows man laying out type on desk

"TheTypesetter"

 Old-style Engraver print shows man at desk

"The Engraver"

 Old-style Washington Hand Press print shows a couple men at old printing machine while child watches

"Washington Hand Press"