Warren Kimble American Folk Artist: His Life, His Art & Collections With Inspirations and Patterns for Creative American Folk Crafts. (Signature artist) (Signature Artist Series from Landauer)
(ISBN: 1890621099 / 1-890621-09-9 )
Book Description: Landauer Books, Cumming, Iowa, 2000. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Red pictorial covers with tan lettering on spine.
Book Condition: Fine, As New. OVERSIZE 8.5" x 11.125" tall, .5" thick. 128 pages,
with patterns, over 200 full-color photos & illustrations. Discover the unique world of America's foremost living folk artist.
About This Book: Folk artist Warren Kimble's works are displayed in a well-rounded title which supplements biographical information and interviews with the living artist with examples of his works and insights on his artistic techniques. It's unusual to find an art presentation which includes step-by-step suggestions for understanding some of the basic techniques involved: Warren Kimble: American Folk Artist holds everything under one cover.
Subjects: Art, Antiques and Collectibles, Folk Crafts & Projects.
About The Artist: As “America’s Best Known Living Folk Artist,” Warren Kimble draws on more than 50 years of experience as a fine artist, teacher, collector, craftsman and antiques dealer to create a casual but sophisticated style of American Folk Art. His folk art features the animals, rural landscapes and buildings of Vermont. Warren says that his style is “reminiscent of something that surrounds a person every day…simplistic, yet abstract.”
Warren Kimble shares a 200-year-old barn with cows, sheep, chickens and pigs. A few fish, too. This is a fairly quiet group of livestock, and they smell more of paint and turpentine than sweet molasses grain. Warren's sunny refurbished barn studio is the perfect atmosphere in which to create his well-loved folk paintings. Landscapes, barns, florals and seascapes also flow from his brush onto the old salvaged wood he uses as a canvas.
Various whimsical antiques and old signs create a mood that enables Warren to inhabit the world he paints. A swing hangs from the rafters and suggests that this is an artist who enjoys some fun. Rows of colorful antique sand pails indicate an eclectic taste in collecting. This fun shows itself in paintings like "Vermont Cow," where the black and white Holstein pattern is in the shape of the state. There are other hidden treasures to be found for the highly observant viewer.
On beginning a new painting, Warren carefully chooses a piece of antique wood. The quality of the wood influences the composition he has in mind since knots, textures and marks in the wood are not disguised by the paint. Then a new image takes shape: rolling hills with sun-tinged grasses, a classic lighthouse, a humble farmhouse.
Warren has developed and evolved his highly stylized folk imagery throughout his life. His background in education and art led him to an interest in antiques and Early American Folk Art. So a barn is the most fitting place for this unique artist to create his masterful works. And as long as the rooster crows in the morning, he will continue to do so.
Who is Warren Kimble?
Is he a world-renowned folk artist? A tap dancer? A cheerleader? A Syracuse alum? A community leader? A fun friend, and good neighbor? Uncle Sam in the Fourth of July Parade? The most fun grandfather ever?
The answer is all of the above and much more!
When Warren isn't in his studio creating his fabulous folk art, he's around town planning or doing something fun. In the guise of "fun," he continuously helps the town grow. You'll find him working on the Brandon Artists Guild's latest projects; planning the Town Hall Renovation; consulting supportively with other artists, and much more. In 2006 the Vermont Arts Council's Palette Project involved 26,000 people in the creative process. Whose idea was that? Warren Kimble's!
Warren has chosen the quintessential Vermont town of Brandon as his home for more than two decades. Our little town has a rich history, a diverse and fascinating present, and a bright future.
Warren's steadfast, fun-loving perfectionism inspires him to make the world around him a better place. He and his wife Lorraine have restored and renovated eighteen of Brandon's lovely homes. It is much due to his dedication to Brandon that Yankee Magazine chose the town as one of New England's "Hidden Treasures." Brandon was recently referred to as the "Art and Soul" of Vermont! Artists flock to the town to join in the energy. Come visit and see why!
The Art of Warren Kimble Warren's paintings are the perfect expression of his light-hearted, endlessly creative personality. The delicate details, folk art whimsey and subtle, rich colors speak to the child and the art lover in all of us, offering a visual retreat to a time of greater simplicity. His uniquely warm way of presenting subject matter invite you into a gentler world. Animals of all sorts wander through delightful vistas; American Flags float in the landscape; chickens warm the nest; light houses stand tall above a welcoming sea. All is well in Warren's world.
Signed reproductions, and books are available through this website, and at the Liza Myers Gallery in Brandon where you may also buy original paintings by Warren.
View Warren Kimble's Fine Art Prints
Categories: Folk Art, Birds & Animals