Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Stone discovered his passion for painting after graduating from Gloucester High School and the Vesper George School of Art. After his military service, Stone continued to pursue his artistic aspirations, working as a commercial artist and cartoonist while teaching at Vesper George and the New England School of Art. Invited on a painting trip to Monhegan Island, Maine, by fellow artist Paul Strisik in the early 1950s, Stone fell in love with the island and spent the rest of his life capturing its beauty and the people who lived there on canvas. Renowned for his remarkable knowledge of painting and unique sense of humor, Stone conducted highly popular painting workshops on Monhegan for 40 years. He considered the island his true home.Stone's artistic achievements were widely recognized, and he was elected to full membership in prestigious institutions such as the National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, and American Society of Marine Artists, among others. His work was exhibited in esteemed public museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Portland Museum of Art, and Cape Ann Museum. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Stone had a deep love for music and was a well-known banjo player. Don Stone's artistic legacy and immense contributions to the art world continue to inspire generations. Submit Best Offer, ALL OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED. However, this is your chance to own an original work at a much better price than those retail outlets command. "On a Wing and a Prayer", is a wonderful depiction of Two eagles made of antlers, that is saturated with acute detail throughout, making it one of the nicest. By Stone we have ever made available. Also, measuring approximately 60" x 24" x 19" and 84" x 26" x 26" with the pedestal and custom rotating the base, the immaculate artwork is of impressive craftsmanship and size, one of his largest too. Finally, it has remained in excellent condition since being carved by Stone, is signed in the wood, and also comes with a Gallery Letter of Authenticity. So remember again, we have listed this piece with the Submit Best Offer option, meaning it is likely to sell quickly.
S art has been exhibited in major museums, and can be found in some of the most prestigious public and private collections worldwide. Invited on a painting trip to Monhegan Island, Maine, by fellow artist Paul Strisik in the early 1950s, Stone fell in love with the island and spent the rest.