Artists like Ragnar Hult, Denise Dobin, George Crystal Chrys, Sven Erik Hellquist, and Nikolai Yakovlevitch Belyaev were also born in 1916. Jack Krauss became the exclusive representative for Karp enamels in the 60s and opened his first gallery in Nyack, N. Measurements: Original Frame is 12 5/8H x 15 3/4W. Image Size Of Copper Plate is 9 1/8H x 12 3/16W.
Condition: Enamel on Copper Painting is in Absolutely Beautiful condition considering its age. Please Examine Photos Carefully for condition. The frame is original and has some slight blemishes consistent with its age along with some worn areas on the black velvet matting. Max Karp, American (1916 - 1999). Max Karp was born in Ohio, but he was raised in California.He was a self-taught artist and one of the few contemporary painters to use enamel for their artistic work. Because of his enormous talent and the fact that he perfected unique processes, which allow the creation of museum-quality, kiln-fired collectibles, his place in art history is assured. Karp began painting by recording in his oils various species of birds and insects for his father who was an ornithologist/entomologist. In the mid-1960's, Karp became interested in the enamel process. Beginning on a small scale, he taught himself the enamel technique and later experimented with the large paintings in enamel for which he is best known. During the last few decades, Karp's enamel paintings have received critical recognition.
In 1970 Hamilton Mint commissioned Karp to produce four paintings of the seasons of the year, which were then issued as a limited edition of plates on precious metal. In 1980 Karp's enamel portrait of Beverly Sills was presented to the American Queen of Opera following her final performance on full-length opera. In addition, numerous private art collectors, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Happy Rockefeller and Sarah Churchill, have acquired works by Max Karp for their collections. Bahamas, Bermuda, Brunei, Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Chad, Côte dIvoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Guyana, Honduras, India, Iran, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Caledonia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Zimbabwe. The item "VTG Rare Max Karp Enamel Copper Painting Original Signed Listed Artist" is in sale since Tuesday, June 2, 2020.This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "kbarbara" and is located in Gulf Breeze, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.