Millard Sheets Horses Lithograph


Fantastic, modern color lithograph of horses by the legendary Pomona, California artist Millard Sheets (1907-89). He was a pioneer in the California Style watercolor movement and also excelled in printmaking. He also taught at many different colleges and institutes, including Chouinard, Otis and Scripps. He's perhaps most well-known for creating the iconic mosaics for Home Savings of America bank branches across Southern California - many of which are still viewable today. We've driven by many of them - if you grew up in SoCal you're certain to have encountered his work.

Print is entitled "New Arrivals" and features a modern depiction of a team of five multicolored horses. Sheets' paintings and prints are in museums around the world. I think this particular one is in the permanent collection of the Riverside Art Museum. Versatile subject matter - would look great in a modern, western or Californian setting.

Unknown when this limited edition run of 400 was printed, but believed to be 1960s-70s. Publisher's blind stamp is in lower left corner. "MS" initials at the bottom right in the plate. Signature is at bottom in pencil along with title "New Arrivals" and an early edition number (11/400). Print is double-matted and framed in standard Nielsen metal and glass frame.

In good vintage condition, print seems to be in excellent shape. Frame edges shows some wear and scuffing, glass has some dirt and fogginess here and there, some on interior. Back is plain white tagboard, unsealed. We did not remove the print from the frame.

Frame measures about 28 1/2" by 24". Viewable area is about 22" by 18".

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