Lot 1125
Bob Timberlake (NC, b. 1937), Five Artist Designed and Enhanced Antique Ledger Sheets
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The four larger sheets are dated from 1891 (15.75 x 9 7/8 in.); the smaller sheet is dated 1895 (11.75 x 8 in.); each is inscribed "Lexington, N.C." at the masthead and "signed. D. C. Leonard" at the lower right, each with stenciled butterfly and / or dragonfly to sheet in black paint and with blue and red paint splatters. Unframed.

From the Personal Collection of Bob Timberlake, Lexington, North Carolina

Bob Timberlake, a native of North Carolina, is one of the most revered artists living in the state. He has been called “the Andrew Wyeth of the South” because of his devotion to realism and a mentorship with Wyeth during his early days of painting. Timberlake’s ability to capture the essence of a rural North Carolina landscape, or the subtleties of a still life with wildflowers, resonates with viewers and has helped him establish a large and loyal following.

Timberlake attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a self-taught artist, and he had his first exhibition at the Hammer Galleries, New York in 1973. President Jimmy Carter named Timberlake the official artist for the “Keep America Beautiful” campaign in 1978. He has since received many additional accolades for his contributions to the arts.

Timberlake is also a successful furniture maker. In 1990, he launched his collection, The World of Bob Timberlake, a collaboration with Lexington Furniture. Timberlake had designed and built his first dresser at the age of 15, and this lifelong passion for craftsmanship has made The World of Bob Timberlake into the highest selling furniture collection in the industry.

Some toning and edge wear to each sheet.