I saw a couple of Ogden Pleissner pieces at SEWE last year, and can’t stop thinking about them. Pleissner was a Brooklyn born realist painter who’s subjects ranged from WWII, Americana, and outdoor scenes.
These aren’t your typical Ducks Unlimited Banquet art that always seems to find it’s way into your basement. Pleissner’s pieces have a feeling. They are centerpieces of a room. The fishing and hunting scenes evoke a sensory experience. Those of us that have walked a pheasant field or thrown decoys before a duck hunt know those feelings.
Owning an original is tough – roughly the cost of a new Tahoe, but there are some signed prints available out there (eBay, etc.). Now I just need to convince Mrs. RCS that we need one of these over a fireplace…
Here are a few to wet your appetite: