miniature painting of a farmer by Wes Siegrist

My Tennessee Neighbor by Wes

2¾ x 2¼ inches ~ In EM Tour

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miniature painting of Wes Siegrist beside Hans Holbein's Edward VI by Wes Siegrist

Self Portrait With Hans Holbein's Edward VI by Wes

2½ x 2½ inches $1850

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miniature portrait painting of Wes Siegrist of Townsend, TN by Wes Siegrist

Me and My Books by Wes

2¾ x 2¼ inches ~ In EM Tour

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portrait miniature painting by Wes Siegrist

Mountain Man Herb Herrick by Wes

2½ x 2½ inches $1850

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portrait miniature of Mr. Cawdell by Rachelle Siegrist

Mr. Cawdell

By Rachelle, 4 x 2 inches ~ SOLD
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"With over 180 entries from around the world, choosing just one Best in Show, two Merit Awards and five honorable mentions was a daunting task. In working with the Starr Collection of Portrait Miniatures at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, I have always been struck by the level of detail and expression that can be captured in miniature painting, but I was truly impressed to see this collection of entries, and the range of subjects and media they represent. … Above all, Mr. Cawdell encapsulates the best in show of both technical skill and artistic expression. In the tradition of portrait miniatures, this work combines the accuracy of a photographic memento with expressive artistry. The penetrating gaze of the sitter, the fine detailing of the barn wood, crumpled shirt and vibrant blue of the overalls all contribute to a work that not only provides a telling portrait but activates all the senses of the viewer. One can almost sense the heat, smell and sounds of Mr. Cawdell's environment."
~ Karin Jones, Assistant to the Curator of Decorative Arts at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

portrait miniature painting of President George W. Bush by Wes Siegrist

Portrait Miniatures of United States Presidents

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In the Permanent Collection of the Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, OK


On January 2nd, 1914, A contract was signed between miniaturist A. J. Rowell and collector "Diamond" Jim Brady for a collection of Presidential portrait miniatures. Apparently, Rowell worked on several sets of these portrait miniatures during his lifetime. Only two collections were completed to the present day by subsequent miniaturists. The Siegrists' paintings are in one of these complete collections housed at the Woolaroc Museum. The Woolaroc's founder, Frank Phillips, purchased the museum's collection in 1936 and was sent the original contract between the artist and Mr. Brady by A.J. Rowell.

Shown: Barack Obama by Rachelle and George W. Bush by Wes.