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Johann Gutenberg

Posted on | July 9, 2010 | 4 Comments

A calendar illustration done around 1982.  It depicts Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable type printing press in 1439, at work in his print shop.

I took some liberty with the gold leaf.  The model was an old friend from NYC, Jim Spillane.

18″x18″ Acrylic on gessoed masonite.


4 Responses to “Johann Gutenberg”

  1. Rino
    July 9th, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

    I remember seeing this. It’s brilliant.

  2. Tom Miller
    July 9th, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    Bravo! This thing looks so real that it’s surreal! Congrats. Tom

  3. Gilles Desormeaux
    January 10th, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    I’m very impress by your talent, this protrait is so real, congratulations. Like your golf game, your talent is outstanding.
    I’m very happy to have the pleasure of playing
    with you.
    PS, I will keep you in my address book, let’s
    keep in touch.


  4. Denise Hartwig
    January 3rd, 2018 @ 5:00 am

    would it be possible to use this beautiful picture for an titel of a magazine? How much would it be?

    Kind regards,
    Denise Hartwig

  • I have been painting and illustrating professionally for my entire career. I recently left the graphic arts business to paint full time. Life is grand! If you would like to know more about me, hit the "About" link in the upper right corner. For pricing or any other info please email me. All images on this site are copyright protected by the artist.
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