"The Dance" by Morgan Weistling
Signed Limited Edition Lithograph, Unframed
Image Size: 22 X 17.625 in.
Edition Size: 250
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Signed Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas, Unframed
Image Size: 25 X 20 in.
Edition Size: 80
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Signed Limited Edition Masterwork Giclee on Canvas, Unframed
Image Size: 40 X 32 in.
Edition Size: 30
Most of artist Morgan Weistlingís art depicts scenes from the mid-to late-1800s rural American life, a time of the settling and defining values of our country. Itís a not too distant past that is recognizable, but just barely. This darling slip of a girl with a white apron dances on wooden floorboards worn smooth enough to twirl barefoot. We can almost feel the vibration of the music ourselves as the men lean into the rhythm and the expression of the music in her dance step. Itís been a long week of hard labor but tonight that melts away in a spirit of shared music and joy.
Morganís daughter, Brittany, posed for this painting when she was four years old. She has posed for him often since then, most recently in The Artist, a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclee Canvas released in the summer of 2010.
In 2001, The Dance made Weistling the youngest person ever to win the Prix de West Award -- he also won the Nona Jean Hulsey Buyersí Choice Award--from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where it is now in the museumís permanent collection.