Lot 1003
Bob Timberlake (NC, born 1937), Distant Drums (with two models)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Offset lithograph in colors, pencil signed, titled, and numbered lower margin, matted and framed. Included with the lot are two vintage drums, both 20th century, the larger one with painted shell and rims plus two sticks; the smaller one with a toned sheet brass shell, wooden rims and one stick (both drums with wear from use; the smaller one with 2.5 in. split on lower head.)

Framed dimensions 25 x 38 3/4 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.

The lithograph is in overall good estate condition; not examined out of frame.