Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include: a hand-carved wooden and copper pig weathervane created as a collaboration by Bob Timberlake and carver Charles Myers, signed by each artist and dated 2007; to also include the giclée print Bob Timberlake made using the weathervane as its subject, titled Weathervane Pig
, ink signed at lower right, matted and framed.
Weathervane 14 1/2 x 16 x 7 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 24 x 19 1/2 in.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.
Charles Myers, a wood carver from Davidson County, North Carolina is a special friend of Bob. Myers can create finely carved birds and animals that have appeared in Bob's paintings and accessories.
Overall excellent condition; print not examined out of frame.