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Artist Spotlight: Clayton Staples (1892-1978)

Clayton Henri Staples, born in rural Osceola, WI, always knew he wanted to be an artist. To pursue his passion, Staples studied art in Minneapolis and at the Art Institute of Chicago, later teaching at Illinois State University. After exploring world-class museums in Europe, Africa…

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How Do You Know If Prints Are Original?

  Often there is confusion in determining original art or what defines original art when it comes to prints.  In the simplest terms an original print has been manually printed by the artist or a master printer with the original image being created on a…

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Lester Raymer – An Artist of Contradictions

With Josh Tripoli       Lester Raymer in his studio. Reuben Saunders Gallery has the honor of hosting a wonderful collection of original Lester Raymer paintings, prints, and sculptures. Raymer (1907-1991), one of Kansas’ most celebrated artists, is sometimes described as an “Outsider Artist,”…

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