Earl Newman (? - )
This bio was provided by the artist:
In 1960, I came to Venice, CA, with a wife and two kids in a ’55 Chevy station wagon, in quest of a future. It was the right place at the right time. Forty-fours years later, I am still a self-employed artist. I want to thank all the friends who have helped me along the path, and to thank Venice for being an environment that encourages the arts.
Through the medium of silk-screen, also known as serigraphy, I’ve been able to reproduce my designs in volume, usually 100 at a time. It is like having 100 canvases on which to experiment, using different colors of papers and inks, varying the color blends as I go along. Thus, no two prints are alike. As an artist, I’ve been able to sell my work inexpensively, to communicate and share with others. Unlike mass-produced machine prints, each silk-screen print is made step by step, each color a separate printing.
Besides doing nature prints, I’m also involved in music and theater posters for the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Oregon Shakespeare Theater, Blues and Jazz Festivals in Southern California, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The Smithsonian’s Division of Musical History in Washington, DC, has recently acquired a complete collection of my numbered/signed edition of Monterey Jazz Festival posters dating back to 1963.
Newman obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art in1956 and a Graduate degree from Harvard University in 1957.
Earl Newman has been living as an artist in Oregon since 1972.
COLE Richard "Dick" Stonnell (1927 – 2016)
An award-winning illustrator, nationally-recognized watercolorist, and a remarkable gentleman. A proud fourth generation Californian, he grew up in Redlands, CA and graduated with honors from UCLA and Art Center College of Design. He served with the US Air Force as an air traffic controller during the Berlin Airlift 1948-49. He worked as an Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator and teacher, in New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sonoma. Dick and Primo Angeli cofounded the design firm Cole & Angeli with offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. Dick garnered numerous awards from New York, San Francisco, Western and Los Angeles Art Directors Clubs, as well as the Society of Illustrators, plus San Francisco and Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. With time, he added fine art watercolorist to his list of achievements. Cole shared his passion for art as a teacher at the Academy of Art University, San Jose State, Foothill College, the Sonoma Community Center, and in numerous workshops. As a nationally recognized watercolorist, his extraordinary work is in private and public collections from coast to coast. Dick served as past president of Francisco Society of Illustrators, National Watercolor Society, and the California Watercolor Association.