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Carl Brenders
&
Charles Fracé
_____Charles Spinetta Wildlife Art Gallery in Plymouth, California is now exhibiting works by internationally collected artists Carl Brenders and Charles Fracé.
ART BY CONTEMPORARY MASTERS
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shown xx" x x" framed

Carl Brenders
Flash of Sapphire - Blue Jay
701/2500 S/N LE
image 14
" x 8.5",
$ call for price and ed details*
The gallery recently acquired nearly 150 prints by these two wildlife master artists, and select pieces are framed and displayed in our "Oak Room."

Though all the images are stunning, the collection includes dozens of 'first of editions' and many low-availability or sold-out-at-publisher pieces. As we value and release these prints for sale, you will have access to very collectible artwork.
VISIT FOR INFORMATION
Interested collectors, please call (209) 245-3384, and read below first...

There is no official opening for the display, so as you visit, new pieces will appear steadily and surely as they get framed. If you are interested in purchasing something on the list, we highly recommend visiting, and possibly making an appointment, rather than just calling. We cannot list all the pieces in stock over the phone, and it's best if you come in with art questions before noon on the days we are open. Again, not all pieces have been priced yet, but we can put your name on a list of interested parties we have started to write.
CARL BRENDERS
Carl Brenders
Crowning Glory - Golden Crowned
189/650 S/N LE
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6" x 8", to be framed
$ call for price and ed details*


Native to Belgium, and published abroad and in the USA, Carl Brenders is known for his photorealistic interpretations of the natural world. His work begins with a pencil sketch and develops with his specialized watercolor / gouache technique.
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shown 32" x 26" framed

Carl Brenders
Trick or Treat
- Skunk in Pumpkins
115/650 S/N LE
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15.5" x 22"
$ call for price and ed details*
Very fine details are added until the artist is satisfied that the image is believable enough to be tactile to the viewer. One piece in the collection, "Trick or Treat" truly represents Brenders' gift of this kind of perfection. This common skunk isn't portrayed as a taxidermied still life, it is natural, dirty, invading a garden, and painted amongst hundreds of little pebbles and weeds.
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shown 22" x 27" framed

Carl Brenders
Mountain Baby - Bighorn Sheep
1937/1950 S/N LE
image 12" x 17"
$ call for price and ed details*
Below is a list of the very rare Brenders pieces in stock, but not all have been given values in the gallery at this point in time.
RARE CARL BRENDERS PIECES FOR SALE
FIRST OF EDITION PIECES
Print Name Subject Image Size Date Number
Raccoon Study Raccoon on log face rt. SS 11.75 x 9 2007 1/1250 LE
Babysitter, The Male Lion with Cubs FS 22.75 x 32.25 2006 1/1500 LE
Time Out Grizzly Cub Resting head on log SS 9.25 x 12 2007 1/1500 LE
Fir and Feathers Bald Eagle Head FS 20.5 x 28 2006 1/650 LE
Love is in the Air  Bobcats 2 bobs in snow playing FS 22.75 x 29.75 2011 1/650 LE
New to the Neighborhood Cougar vs. magpies VHS 31.75 x 15 2005 1/650 LE
In Focus Great Horned Owl Head facing left MS 11.25 x 16.5 2011 1/650 LE
Waiting for Mom B/W 3 wolf pups MS 11.5 x 18 2010 1/650 LE
Message on the Wind Cheetah w/ three Cubs FS 31.75 x 22.5 2006 1/650 LE
Young Explorers Two Lion Cubs FS 19.75 x 27 2006 1/650 LE
Cheek to Cheek 2 Wolves nuzzling FS 22.5 x 32 2007 1/650 LE
Stalking Cougar Cougar torso stalking FS 29.5 x 23 2007 1/650 LE
Ghost Cat Snow Leopard Resting in sunlight rock FS 22.5 x 31 2009 1/650 LE
Up a Gum with Mum Koala Mom and Baby VHS 31.75 x 16.5 2007 1/650 LE
Flushing Egrets Baby Elephant Baby with three egrets MS 17.25 x 13.75 2011 1/650 LE
Wisdom and Innocence Redtail with two babies MS 21 x 14.5 2008 1/650 LE
Spotted Fawn facing front SS 12.5 x 9.5 2011 1/650 LE
Red Alert Red Tail Hawk torso rt. SS 9.5 x 12.5 2005 1/950
While the Cat s Away 5 cougar cubs FS 22.5 x 27.75 2007 1/950 LE
Fall Guy, The Wolf Resting in Leaves FS 22 x 32 2005 1/950 LE
Endangered Ambassadors Tiger Cubs 2 cubs on rocks & leaves FS 29.25 x 23 2010 1/950 LE
Off Limits Bobcat Bobcat with Monarchs FS 21 x 28.25 2006 1/950 LE
Between the Vines Red Fox Fox in Grapes FS 22.75 x 28.5 2010 1/950 LE
Cliff Dweller  Cougar Above rock facing right FS 22.75 x 30.25 2008 1/950 LE
Eye of the Beholder Head resting left torso MS 14 x 20.25 2005 1/950 LE
Chickadees and Apple Tree 2 above wormy apples SS 15.5 x 7.5 2010 1/950 LE
Wild Thing Bobcat B/W Bbcat rolling belly SS 7 x 13.25 2008 1/950 LE
Social Climber Squirrel facing left SS 12 x 10 2009 1/950 LE
Lookout Tower Wolves 1 black 3 gray wolves FS 30.75 x 22.75 2010 1/950 LE
LOW NUMBER / RARE PIECES
Print Name Subject Image Size Date Number
Roaming the Plains Pronghorns AP Two PH going left FS 27.25 x 19 1988 11/56 AP
Acrobat s Meal, The Red Squirrel Sitting on Moss SS 11 x 8.25 1986 11/56 AP
Small Talk three cottonails bunnies SS 8.5 x 11.25 1990 12/1500 LE
The Apple Lover Robin with apples SS 8.5 x 11.5 1989 13/56 AP
Symphony in Blue Peacock torso sitting MS 15.5 x 22.25 2005 13/650 LE
Ghostly Quiet Spanish Lynx Lynx on Rocks FS 18.5 x 23.5 1990 14/1950 LE
Yellow-Bellied Marmot Standing on a rock MS 20 x 14.75 1987 15/950 LE
Silent Hunter Great Horned Owl Full body in evergreen MS 16 x 20 1984 2/950 LE
Shadows in the Grass  Young Cougars 2 cubs in tall grass FS 22 x 32 1991 20/1950 LE
Witness of a Past Bison Head facing right flowers MS 19 x 14.25 1988 22/950 LE
Esprit de Corps Arctic Wolves Four Wolves Walking FS 17.75 x 32.5 2004 29/76 AP
Miles to Go 5 Wolves Walking FS 31.75 x 20.75 1998 4/4500 LE
California Quail Two fluffy quail MS 19.25 x 13.5 1988 4/950 LE
Silent Passage Cougar walking left FS 20.5 x 29 1987 9/ 56 AP
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shown 25.5" x 21" framed

Carl Brenders
Witness of a Past – Bison

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16" x 20"
$ call for price and ed details*

Select rare pieces in the gallery's collection include a yellow marmot portrait, a bird on a Harley, a redtail on a fencepost, and a thematic fox in grapes (also a first of edition). Fans of Brenders' work will know from this partial list that this is a pretty special collection.
Artist's Proofs are rarer, too, because most are the property of the artist, not the publishing house, and many are ususally donated to causes. If you are considering the purchase of any of these pieces, please call (209) 245-3384 to make an appointment and visit. We can also ship a print to you.

Even the below list has sought after pieces by Brenders in it.
MORE BRENDERS PRINTS IN THE COLLECTION
Print Name Subject Image Size Date Number
Garden Visitor, The Nuthatch in Rhodos FS 21 x 32.5 1996 /1250 LE
Indian Summer Bugling Elk Elk in Brush FS 22.25 x 31 1999 /1500 LE
Two Amigos two coyots walking left SS 7.25 x 13.5 2001 /1500 LE
Down for the Count Baby wolf sleeping rt. SS 8.5 x 14 2001 /1500 LE
In Northern Hunting Grounds Lynx Stretching FS 21.25 x 30 1993 /1750 LE
Memories of Tchaikovsky Swan in Water FS 21.5 x 32.25 1997 /1750 LE
Amber Gaze Snowy Owl Top half facing right MS 10.5 x 17.25 1995 /1950 LE
Mountain Baby  Bighorn Sheep Head facing right MS 12 x 17 1990 /1950 LE
Balance of Nature, The Redtail on Fence FS 31.25 x 20.25 1991 /1950 LE
Balance of Nature, The Redtail on Fence FS 31.25 x 20.25 1991 /1950 LE
Island Shores Snowy Egret Lone Egret at Ocean FS 20.5 x 28.5 1992 /2500 LE
Disorderly Conduct 5 Wolves Playing FS 19.75 x 32 2003 /2500 LE
Island Shores Snowy Egret Egret in front of foamy sea FS 20.5 x 28.25 1992 /2500 LE
Disorderly Conduct 5 wolves playing FS 19.75 x 32 2003 /2500 LE
Flash of Sapphire Blue Jay In a blooming redbud SS 14 x 8.5 2001 /2500 LE
Kalahari Lion Roaring at rest FS 20.5 x 32.5 1997 /3500 LE
Trailblazer  Grizzly Bear Bear at stream FS 21 x 31 1995 /3500 LE
Broken Silence Two fawns and squirrel FS 17 x 32.5 1995 /3500 LE
Trailblazer  Grizzly Bear Bear at stream FS 21 x 31 1995 /3500 LE
Loner, The Police Wolf Dog at Rest FS 21.5 x 28.75 1999 /3500 LE
Top of the World Polar Bear torso lying VHS 16.25 x 32.5 1995 /3500 LE
Top of the World Polar Bear torso lying VHS 16.25 x 32.5 1995 /3500 LE
Miles to Go 5 staggered walking FS 31.75 x 20.75 1998 /4500 LE
Free as a Breeze Towhee on Motorcycle FS 20 x 29.75 1996 /475 LE
Silence is Golden Owl in Ginko Tree FS 31.75 x 20 2003 /650 LE
In Mixed Company 8 Ducklings huddling FS 20.5 x 26.5 2000 /650 LE
Sudden Encounter Bull Moose Coming out of brush FS 23 x 32 2003 /650 LE
Trick or Treat Skunk in Pumpkins MS 15.5 x 22 2001 /650 LE
Getaway, The Kestral w mouse FS 19 x 27.25 2002 /650 LE
Steadfast & Resolute Wolf Head facing right MS 13 x 19.5 2004 / 650 LE
Crowning Glory Golden Crowned Kinglets 2 Kinglets in mossy tree Mini 6 x 8 2004 /650 LE
In the Black Black Capped Chickadees two in mossy tree Mini 6 x 8 2004 /650 LE
Soverign Gold Golden Eagle Head FS 21 x 32.5 1999 /950 LE
Esprit de Corps Arctic Wolves Four Wolves Walking FS 17.75 x 32.5 2004 /950 LE
The Good Life Cougar Cougar torso lying left VHS 12.5 x 32 2004 /950 LE
Mandarin Drake Male Body facing left MS 14.25 x 20 2003 /950 LE
Off Limits Bobcat Bobcat with Monarchs FS 21 x 28.25 2006 /950 LE
Picnic Perch Snacking on a pine cone SS 9 x 12 2000 / 950 LE
Home Field Advantage Coyote coyot torso young SS 9.25 x 13.75 2005 /950 LE
CHARLES FRACÉ
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shown 23" x 21" framed

Charles Fracé
White Tiger (Head)

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16" x 20"
$ call for price and ed details*
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shown 22.5" x 21" framed

Charles Fracé
African Leopard (Head)

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16" x 20",
$ call for price and ed details*

Fracé's works tend to round out the subject animal's body and place it into a soft, benign environment. In each piece, he restrains his pallete range and focuses on accenting the key colors of the animal.
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shown 34.5" x 39" framed

Charles Fracé
Jaguar
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26.25" x 31.125", 4 prints available
$ call for price and ed details*
Many of Fracé's pieces in this collection are older, and printed with richer layers of inks than modern prints. His animals are restive and relaxed in their environs. Any sense of threat or wrong is replaced by a 'tame' wild area.
FRACÉ LIST ONLINE SOON
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