Jim Schaeffing Oil Painting, Titled, "Matriarch Monument Valley" , #C 1712
Description: Jim Schaeffing Oil Painting, Titled, "Matriarch Monument Valley", #C 1712
Dimensions: 18 x 24"
Condition: Very good for its age
Provenance: The Estate of James Schaeffing
Background on Artist Jim Schaeffing:
Jim Schaeffing received his formal art education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and later enrolled into the Jepson Art Institute where he studied for 3 years under the tutelage of the late Nicolai Facin and Rico Lebrun. Jim landed an interview with the prestigious Charles E. Cooper Studios where he designed illustrations for European magazine articles and for Cosmopolitan magazine. In the later 50's he was commissioned to do a series of illustrations for the United States Air Force which are now part of the permanent art collection of the US Air Force and are displayed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. He was a former faculty member at CalArts-California Institute of the Arts Santa Clarita, CA.
California Institute of the Arts Santa Clarita, CA, formally known as the Chounard Art Academy. Jim worked for all the major motion picture studios. Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios Columbia Pictures and Walt Disney Studios. As a designer/ illustrator his accolades include Tora, Tora, Tora, Patton, Planet of the Apes w/Charlton Heston, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Son of Flubber and most notably Mary Poppins to name a few. He was commissioned to do portraits of actors such as Tippi Hedrin, Suzanne Pleshette, Keenan Wynn, Haley Mills and the grand children of Roy Disney as well as families of writers, producers and other professionals. If you would like to know more about Jim Schaeffing’s history, please visit https://oldsoulretro.blogspot.com/2013/02/jim-schaeffing-interview.html and read the interview by Rachel Davies.
Quoted by Jim Schaeffing – (1920 – 2020)
“The test of value in a painting is whether the viewer merely sees a pretty picture or whether in fact he actually feels that he is a part of that painting.”
No artist does this more effectively than Jim Schaeffing. Not only does one have the sensation of stepping into the scene, but one also imagines the dampness of approaching rain clouds, the rush of water in rivers, or the inviting warmth of a sunny field. “They must look real.” This is what Schaeffing says of his paintings. “If I can’t believe the pictures I paint, I'm not satisfied.”