Lot 83: ORIGINAL ALISON SHRIVER GIRL & CAT SILHOUETTE
October 23, 2016
Mr. Pleasant, SC, USALive Auction
Description: Framed Hand Cut Original Alison Shriver Silhouette of a young girl and her cat. Done in 1988 and signed by the artist. In frame measures 6.25"x7.25"x1". Weight is 11 oz. PROVENANCE: The Private Estate of a Atlanta, Georgia Antiques Dealer. Born in upstate New York into a family with a love for antiques and a collection of early family silhouettes, Annapolis artist Alison Shriver was inspired to create a totally unique collection of silhouettes and collages which has attracted a wide audience throughout the United States and abroad. Her paper cutting collages make use of early American images and symbols and use actual antique documents and ledgers as backgrounds. The combination of antique Americana, painstaking detail, and a very clean, crisp modern design sense creates a highly prized, individual art style. Alison Shriver's artwork is exhibited and sold in prestigious shows and in stores and museum shops throughout this country as well as in Europe. She is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Her work has been carried in the J. Peterman, Williamsburg, Ballard Designs, Bungalow, Sturbridge Yankee & The Orvis catalogues - it also has been featured on the cover of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Spiegel catalogues. Her work has also appeared in Family Circle, Country Home, Country Living (1999 & 2006), Home, Victoria and Coastal Living magazines and was featured in a New York Times full page ad by Bloomingdales' Decorator Showroom. Alison Shriver holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, majoring in Graphic Design & Photography, from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has worked as a designer in television in Baltimore, Los Angeles, & London. For the past 22 years she has operated Alison Shriver Designs in Maryland.
Condition Report: good