Original Edition 1984 DON STIVERS, Nathan Bedford Forrest AP 5/50 (DS08)

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Seller: made-in-montana-usa (797) 100%, Location: Cameron, Montana, Ships to: US, Item: 283493572929 Original Edition 1984 DON STIVERS Nathan Bedford Forrest AP 5/50 (DS08) This print, NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST, is one of 8 Stivers prints that I have with the same Artist Proof number. Each print is number 5 of it's edition. If you are interested in owning all 8, please let me know, as soon as possible so that I can cancel the listing and offer them to you as a lot with an agreed upon price This print has been in the possession of either me or my dad since its original purchase at the time it was issued. Was stored flat in a very large safe for all these years. List of all Stivers Prints with AP #5Auction numbers273859020469 Wait at Vicksburg283493572929 Nathan Bedford Forrest273859035333 The Truce273859039223 In Pursuit273859042658 Council of War283493587030 The Homecoming383493589296 Going Into Action 273859052534 Scouts Blunder Many of the prints that are in my collection were purchased in large lots. Most were artist proofs, but some were limited editions and I do not have the printers envelope for all of my prints. Rest assured that all prints were stored flat, with acid free layers of paper between them. In order to prepare the prints for sale, I purchased acid free mat board, and archival, acid free folders. I cut the mat board and folder to the appropriate size to fit the print. I went a step further to protect the prints during shipping. Realizing that they would be shipped between two pieces of cardboard, I was concerned that the edges of the folders (and perhaps the edges of the prints) might adhere to the tape round the outside of the cardboard. In order to prevent this from happening, I bound 3-4 sides (the prints in the archival folders required that only 3 sides be bound) with more acid free, heavy height paper (see picture in the photos). The prints were then placed between two pieces of heavy weight cardboard and sealed, on all four sided with strapping tape. Don Stivers 1926-2009 From Elan Magazine, 2003One of a select few nationally and internationally known artists and historians who live in Loudoun County is Don Stivers, a painter of major and lesser-known events in American history. A resident of the Waterford area, Don and his wife Bev have lived here since 1990. Having known of Don?s work for many decades, I expected his studio to be a virtual battlefield?scenes of Civil War clashes here, Indian Wars there, the Battle of the Bulge juxtaposed across from a montage of the 4th Infantry Division in Baghdad; Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg receiving a silent tribute before Pickett?s charge; Farnsworth?s charge; Buffalo Soldiers with the 10th U.S. Cavalry; both German and American medics treating wounded at Huertgen Forest, and a brave bayonet charge in Korea, and such. Instead, it turned out to be more a mini-museum: a rack of Western and Cavalry saddles, a manikin in a Civil War uniform relaxing in an easy chair, photo lights, miniature soldier figures in various battle dress, a few vintage rifles stacked in a corner, finished paintings leaning against a wall, stacks of reference material, and a 6-foot humidor packed with a cigar collection that would make Rush Limbaugh envious. Tucked in a corner, almost obscured by tall bowls holding long brushes, is a large easel, next to it a smudged palette of rainbow colors, a padded leather swivel armed chair, a table cluttered with papers, sketches, photos, clippings, and stuff?all illuminated by a northern exposed window. That tiny cramped corner is where this famous military history artist does his incredible work?ceaseless work, works of love, obsession, totally consuming. From Don?s highly detailed and realistically accurate paintings, it?s obvious he is a consummate draftsman. Every element, every object, every figure, every face, every gesture, every weapon is realistically right. After a brief stint in the Navy in World War II as a corpsman, Don studied on the GI Bill at the California College of Arts and Crafts. His remarkable talent was quickly recognized and he produced illustrations for a host of commercial product clients, for Field and Stream, Time, Reader?s Digest and other national magazines, movie art, book jackets, and Western scenes. In 1966, when Don, Bev, and their two children moved from the West coast and settled in Connecticut, he began to concentrate on Civil War and WW II themes and quickly rose to the top of a handful of leading military illustrators. Then, buying a 1791 vintage farmhouse near Waterford, the Stivers?it?s a family business involving all taking care of the art prints from his originals and getting them to buyers and galleries?had a detached multi-room office/studio suite built in which to work. Don?s original oils and temperas are collectors? items priced from $25,000 up. Many are bought by military organizations and corporations. T Don achieves his authenticity by thoroughly researching everything written about the moment of history he is depicting, then refers to vintage photos (if there are any), poses models in his own collection of uniforms and weapons, and composes all elements into a plausible artistic whole, recreating in exact detail, taking the viewer back to what it must have looked like, the weather, time of day, positions of the main players at a point of critical importance? illustrating the tactical masterstroke, the individual act of heroism, or even the homebound wife?s lonely vigil. He says of his work, ?I consider myself an illustrator who creates realistic historic scenes that not only convey the mood of the moment but which make the viewer feel it is happening right before him. I work at painting seven days a week and would be bored doing anything else.? Don Stivers? art works are in countless military museums and installations and in thousands of personal collections around the world. Many thanks to Avery Chenoweth, a Marine Combat Artist and military historian for writing this tribute. Please be advised that I try to take pictures as close up as possible to try to find any imperfections so that I can mention them in my listing. You can help by utilizing the ebay "click to enlarge" and "magnifier" options. If you find any imperfections, that I have not already disclosed, PLEASE contact me so that I can make corrections to the listing. THANKS ! Combined shipping on multiple purchases. Please let me know if you will be buying more than one item so that I can combine shipping in order to get you the best Priority Rate possible, I do not charge a handling fee. I do insist on Priority shipping so that we have both a conformation and tracking number. Sales Policy: Shipping Details:Shipment will be by USPS PRIORITY MAIL. Some larger items will ship via UPS Ground service. Orders are generally shipped on the next business day after payment is received. Payment Details:PayPal is our preferred method of Payment Returns:In the unlikely event that a return is requested, all returns must include all original items undamaged, in re-saleable condition, all original packaging including manuals, warranty forms, etc. Shipping and handling fees are not refundable. Buyer is responsible for shipping costs incurred shipping products back. Contact:The Buyer will receive an "eBay purchase confirmation" email.Once payment is received, we will ship your item.Questions? Please contact us through eBayPrivacy Policy:Rest assured your information will not be given, sold, rented or loaned to any third party. Feedback:If for whatever reason you were not completely satisfied, please contact me and give me a chance to earn your 5 Star Positive Feedback before leaving me any negative feedback. I will never knowingly try to mislead you in any way. I do my best to describe everything I sell, with close up pictures.I STRONGLY encourage you to use ebay?s ?click to enlarge option? and then their magnifier.I'm not perfect and you might possibly find something I missed. Please let me know so I can adjust the listing. Thanks! Condition: Unframed, Artist: Don Stivers, Listed By: Dealer or Reseller, Printing Technique: LITHOGRAPH, Medium: Lithograph, Features: Signed, Originality: Limited Edition Print, Print Surface: Paper

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