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American Storytellers

American Storytellers by Andy Thomas As a contemporary American artist, Andy Thomas tells a good story every time he paints. Andy has a sense of history and an equally good sense of humor. Isn’t that uniquely American? We work hard and we play hard. Let’s imagine with Andy the stories we might hear if we could gather our favorite American Hero Storytellers. Andy has gathered his in this painting. When you recognize them; re-visit them. You’ll find yourself encouraged!

Grande Edition Giclée on Canvas 36”x 48” 35 SN $1200 Giclée on Canvas 30”x 40” 195 SN $995 15 AP $1050 Giclée on Canvas 18”x 24” 350 SN $225 35 AP $275

Open Edition Giclée on Canvas 12”x 16” Signed $110 Unsigned $85 Open Edition Digital Print 12”x 16” Signed $35 Unsigned $30

Giclée on Paper 18”x 24” 500 SN $175 50 AP $200 © Copyright Somerset Fine Art 2011

Benjamin Franklin He was one of our Founding Fathers. He was an author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. It is said that “. . . he was the most accomplished American of his age and influential in inventing the type of society America would become.” Charles M. Russell The cowboy artist. He was the creator of over 2,000 cowboy, Indian, and landscape paintings and bronzes. He is known for the action and narrative in his work. He was a storyteller and an author. Frederic Remington He was an illustrator, painter, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th Century. Will Rogers He was an American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer, and actor. He was one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s. Ernest Hemingway He was an American journalist and writer. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image. Ronald Reagan He was the 40th President of the United States. He became a public figure as an actor and public spokesman for General Electric Corp. He won election to two terms as California Governor and two terms as President. His personal charisma and rousing speeches always accentuated the strength of the American ideal. Theodore Roosevelt He was the two-term, 26th President of the United States. He was the youngest man to ever hold the office and is noted for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his “cowboy” image and robust masculinity. William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody He was a Medal of Honor winner in the Indian Wars in 1872. He was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman. He was one of the most colorful figures of the Old American West, and mostly famous for the shows he organized with cowboy themes. Norman Rockwell He was a 20th century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad, popular appeal in the United States, where he is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) He was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, called “the great American Novel,” and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and his peers. He was lauded as the “great American humorist of his age.”