Objet

'Set of 4 Federal Duck Stamp Limoges French Plates by Maynard Reese'

Chastagner Limoges for Abercrombie & Fitch

Sz: 11"D x 1-3/8"H

Sz: 11"D x 1-3/8"H
Made Exclusively for Abercromie & Fitch by Chastagner Limoges, France
Set of (4) Plates showing Winning Duck Stamp Competition by Artists:
Maynard Reece
C. G. Pritchard
Edward J. Bierly
Edward A. Morris
Maynard Reece (born April 26, 1920) is an Iowa-based artist of wildlife, especially of ducks. He has won the Federal Duck Stamp competition a record five times in his life: 1948, 1951, 1959, 1969 and 1971.  In 1948, Reece won his first Federal Duck Stamp competition.   Federal Duck Stamps are required for all waterfowl hunters to have in their possession when hunting waterfowl.    His illustrations have appeared in magazines such as LifeSports IllustratedSaturday Evening PostSports AfieldOutdoor LifeDucks Unlimited and National Wildlife. Moreover, he has published two books devoted to his own wildlife art: The Waterfowl Art of Maynard Reece and The Upland Bird Art of Maynard Reece.

C.G. (Claremont Gale)“Bud” Pritchard was born in 1910, on a farm located just outside Kenesaw, Nebraska. Pritchard grew up drawing wildlife along the Platte River and frequented other nearby wetland areas.  For many years Pritchard was the primary illustrator for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, producing over 50 magazine covers and designing all of their early stamps. Prior to designing the first Pheasant and Quail Stamp, Pritchard had already begun entering the annual Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest, first held in 1950. Pritchard placed second in 1952 and again in 1956. The subsequent experience he gained in designing the Nebraska stamps helped him to win the contest in 1967 and his artwork, featuring a pair of Hooded mergansers served as the vignette for the 1968-69 Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (see Figures 1 and 2).

Edward A. Morris (1917-2009) was born in Philadelphia.   He is or was the only duck stamp artist so far to have won the competition two years in a row.  He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and his work is in many private collections.

Edward J. Bierly was born in Buffalo New York in 1920.   As an exhibits designer for the National Park Service in Washington D.C., he spent 14 years visiting wilderness parks, always adding to his knowledge of wildlife and its settings. This experience helped him to win the Federal Migratory Hunting Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) design competition three times: 1956-57 American Mergansers; 1963-64 Brant; 1970-71 Ross' Geese. Ed Bierly's paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum, The Smithsonian, The National Audubon Society, The New York Natural History Museum, and the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C. His paintings have been reproduced in such magazines as National Wildlife, International Wildlife, Reader’s Digest and Virginia Wildlife and Bassmaster Magazine.

Edward A. Morris (1917-2009) was born in Philadelphia.   He is or was the only duck stamp artist so far to have won the competition two years in a row.  He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and his work is in many private collections.

 


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