Water Wheel and Mill, Art FindsDespised by art critics but loved by the masses, the American market for this craft exploded throughout the 1950s. "Every man a Rembrandt" was emblazoned on the Craft Master brand boxes that contained two brushes, pre-mixed paint colours and a board or canvas detailed with corresponding numbered spaces to paint. This was undeniably art for the masses and played a not insignificant cultural role in American society, allowing greater accessibility to art and inspiring millions to try their own hand at self expression and home decor.
These now vintage paintings contain bold colour mixes in broad swathes that make up some pretty kitsch decorative pieces. They are a guilty pleasure for me!
Cottage By Lake, Patti's Polkadots
Collecting Maple Sap, Lovely Home Vintage
Pink Roses, Black Creek Eclectibles
Victorian Lady, Elm Street Vintage