I am always attracted to the bright palettes and informal style of mid-century modern decorative arts.
Some of the most strikingly vibrant and joyous images from the period were created by Los Angeles
artist David Weidman. After finishing art school, Weidman worked as an animator for Hannah Barbara
and other LA studios during the 1950s. Frustrated by the assembly line organization
of animation studios, in the early 1960s he opened a poster and framing shop and
started producing his own silk-screen prints. He continued until the late 1970s, creating
a large body of work, but never experienced widespread commercial success.
Now that Weidman is 89, his bright and humorous style has found new favor with younger generations
thanks to the 2009 book The Whimsical art of David Weidman - And Also Some Serious Ones
and the reissue of some of his prints as cushions and wall art by Urban Outfitters.
Weidman's prints are also available for sale here.
Owl tapestry, thanks to Mid-Centuria
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