When the Time Comes – Donald Thomas Earley

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When the Time Comes – Donald Thomas Earley

Donald Earley, a former New Yorker whose work has bridged “fine art” and fashion illustration since 1969, has often been described as an “artist’s artist.” He is certainly an accomplished artist, whose skills include painting, drawing, etching, drypoint, sketching, lithography and sculpture works in glass and bronze.

His career spans many decades and his freelance commissions include:Calvin Klein, Bonwit Tellers, the New York Times, Vogue Patterns, Damon Shirts, Bill Blass, Roselon Industries and Yves St. Laurent. In addition he had the honor and distinction of working with actor Eli Wallach, Nancy Littlefield, Director of Motion Pictures and Television on productions for theatrical organizations and Don Durant Productions.

Lot #33432

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When the Time Comes – Donald Thomas Earley

Estimated Value: $2500


Donald is also an accomplished educator having taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Cooper School of Art in Cleveland and at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond before moving to Qatar to help develop the thriving BFA in Fashion Design course. As a practicing artist, Donald has exhibited extensively across the UK and the USA.

“In search of inspiration, I am sitting on a rock. There I question my ability, trying to find the truth in myself, as well as my work. I see, but I do not understand. Can I find the truth? I am excited — this is my inspiration. Questions and answers — I have to question all. These are my dreams, my loneliness, and my peace of mind. I sit and wonder — with all of this I draw. When I look at my work, I feel like I am living on the edge of life, holding a butterfly net, trying to catch dreams as they go by — I am a romantic.” – Earley


Terms and Conditions

  • 48 H by 40 W, 1 inc
  • Limited edition, print on canvas 
  • Winner will pay for shipping

Lot #33432

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