Rufus Porter

Rufus Porter (1792-1884] was an artist, musician, teacher, inventor, and founder of Scientific American magazine. Porter began his artistic life as a decorative painter. He moved on to portraits and later began painting the murals that made him famous. He painted what he knew — landscapes depicting the farms around Bridgton, Maine, his childhood home, and seaport scenes of Portland, Maine, where he lived and studied as a young man.  His style is very recognizable.

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Rufus Porter Floorcloth #1

Size: 2' 9" x 4' 7"
Background Color: Northern air
Motif Colors: Various custom colors

The client had a vision for this floorcloth and specified which Rufus Porter stencils to use and approximately where to locate them.  The background water and sky were handpainted by Kasey Shantz, who also did the stencil work, augmented by handpainted details. 

(Item # RP01. This pattern is priced at a rate of $70/SF.)

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