Monday 19 February 2024

Michael Deas Paints Stamps

A recent CBS Sunday Morning report on New Orleans realist painter Michael Deas revealed his involvement in paintings used on U.S. Postal Service stamp issues: Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, James Dean, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Ann Porter, Stephen Vincent Benet, Thorton Wilder, Thomas Wolfe, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Tennessee Williams, presidents George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford, and in autumn 2023 Ruth Bader Ginsburg and nine more. His paintings are often commissioned up to three years in advance of the release date.

In the early 1990's, Deas was also commissioned to paint Columbia Pictures illuminated logo that I've seen many times as the movie starts! He's also painted TIME magazine covers.

The master at work in his studio:

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