The Bicentennial Paintings of John Falter

May 5, 2013

Back in the late 1970’s I used to by many of my art books from a mail-order place called North Light. They also printed out a small pamphlet magazine that they mailed to their customers on art related issues, and in their March 1978 magazine there was an article on a series of paintings by the great illustrator, John Falter.

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Falter was a well known illustrator through much of the 20th Century. In 1974 he was commissioned to do a series of six paintings for the American Bicentennial of 1976 by the 3M Company entitled ” From Sea to Shining Sea.” Each is painted in oil at the same size of 50″ x 36″. Please click the images to see a larger version of the file.

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  1. how do i order a print of there 6 great paintings?

  2. I’m afraid I can’t help you on that one, tommy. You might try searching 3M’s website to see if they still offer them, or they might be available at some poster site.

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