Johannes Spitler: furniture designer extraordinaire
The creation of collectible antiques gained momentum during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The addition of Johannes Spitler furniture to the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana only enhances both Expressions in Innocence and Eloquence and JaneKatchercollection.com. Designed by this articulate German-American decorator, Spitler's pieces show a strong tie to the traditional, rural Virginia community in which they were created. However, his paintings evoke bold, urban colors. This artist customized his creations with hexagonical designs and clear cut motifs of birds and tulips, all while maintaining an abstraction adored by collectors. Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence features Spitler's collections as well as folk art and antiqued objects analyzed by enthralled curators across the world, such as Patricia Kane and Charles Santore. Antique windsor chairs are also displayed on JaneKatchercollection.com.
Philip Zea: antique American furniture curator
All of the contributors to the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana display a passion for art and historical objects. View observations of well-known curators, such as Richard Miller, Robert Shaw and Philip Zea. Antique American furniture and more is discussed within the catalogued pages of visually appealing creations, by renowned devotees to the authenticity and historical context of antiques. Zea's passion for the arts began at the New Hampshire Historical Society and has led him to the presidency of Historic Deerfield, Inc. in Massachusetts. In addition, he has served as curator at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Zea's experience led to a chapter about German influences in Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence. A close speculation of Johannes Spitler furniture also adorns the pages of this impressive catalog.
Charles Santore: antique windsor chairs collector
Often times, an avid collector of art is an artist himself. This applies to illustrator Charles Santore. Antique windsor chairs and antiqued collectibles began to intrigue this well-known illustrator for children's books, which eventually led to a career as a collector and author of reference books on related subjects. Santore's contribution to Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence focuses on "At Home" collections that gracefully fill the pages of the book and throughout JaneKatchercollection.com. Extensive research and observations by curators and artists, such as Jane Katcher, Robin Jaffee Frank, Paul D'Ambrosio, and Philip Zea. Antique American furniture and early paintings offer a cultured experience for all collectors.