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LIMITED EDITION Atlantic Richfield Service Station lithograph print si - $45 (Benton City)

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This lithograph is titled Partners in Power. It is part of a series of lithographs of original artwork that were created by Jack Schmitt. The series came out under the title of The Gasoline Merchant Series – Copyright 1980 Beach Schmitt Ent.
Schmitt’s subsequent paintings of old service stations and garages from the visible pump era were an instant success with petroleum memorabilia collectors, major oil companies, numerous suppliers to the industry, as well as automobile enthusiasts.
Jack’s goal was to preserve on paper a slice of everyday life from a brief period in history that has seen drastic changes. All are historical records that invite the viewer to step inside and enjoy a look at a time that is gone forever. “A successful painting is like a good book that you can’t put down. It will captivate your interest every time you look at it -- stimulating your imagination and perhaps rekindling a pleasant memory,” says Jack.
The finishing touch was to add suitable cars -- none more recent than the particular year of each scene! Some are 1950s classics that Jack once owned and wishes he had kept! An additional artwork illustrates the world's first drive-through restaurant.

This artist's paintings and prints are owned by all of the major oil companies and petroleum suppliers. Many of his prints were used by oil companies as dealer and employee incentive awards and retirement gifts, often personalized with their name painted over the door. His paintings and prints are also in private collections, with numerous commissions from people who want their cars illustrated in a particular service station. His work has been featured in magazines in the USA, Italy and England.

This lithograph is signed. The framing was done commercially so it has never been outside of the frame since I received it in the 80s. The overall frame measures approximately 16” x 12”. [I had wall space issues so I did not matte the prints – one could easily put these prints in a nicely matted frame.]

Any questions – please ask.

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