What size is your print?
athos menaboniTanya Craig
along with a rather large painting of 2 inflight black and white with red bill birds I have a drawing stretch on vinyl that was a sample for the cocoa cola plane. Don't know anything much on it. Menabonis were family friends of my grandparents.
athos menabonit craig
responding to 2001 post by CA Kelly. Lillian Church was my grandmother.The painting you have proberly has her in her native dress from Norway. The painting somehow left the family after the death of my grandfather. My grandparents were very close friends of the Menabonis. I spent much time as a child in their wonderful home. I have the painting of two birds,I think are skimmers.
Athos Menaboni is from an Italian family who can be traced back for centuries. He never painted ceramics.
My father has an original painting of two sparrow hawks by Menaboni that was given to him by his aunt.The painting was sold to my great aunt and uncle by Menaboni in the 50s and has a letter to that effect from the artists wife.The letter also states that the painting has never been shown and I cant find any info on it.What would a painting like this be valued at?
newspaper type print by menaboniterry
just came across a newspaper / journal type print - magnolia and scarlet tanager., by menaboni this was done for a cover for the paper or journal. says journal color photo of painting, by guy hayes. do you know any thing about this- and how old it may be. there was a letter tucked in back of the photo from the bland family. not sure what the letter was doing there. i dont think it had anything to do with the print. would this print be from about 1952
Were given 2 prints(unnumbered) of leaves that were some part of a gift at Coca Cola bldg.. Both by Menaboni. Would appreciate value info and other info. Thanks!
print or not?claire
Was up in Maine and bought an old print as I liked the frame..on taking it apart, I found a bird painting signed by Athos Menaboni...it is not a print as there is no # assigned..but I am not an artist and do not know if this is an original..how do I find out>
Menaboni art now has a gallery!!!!!Russ Clayton
A collection of Menaboni paintings and lithographs have been donated to Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia. The are exhibited in a new gallery built for this artist by a gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. Menaboni painted the art used on Mr. Woodruff's Christmas cards for 44 years.
Special Collections, in the university's library, also received numerous newspaper articles, photographs, letters, books, magazine covers painted by Menaboni, exhibition information, along with many other items for research purposes regarding Athos Menaboni.
If you have any paintings or any other materials associated with this artist that you would like to donate, please contact me or Kennesaw State University.
Our goal is for the university to be THE place to house, preserve, exhibit, and research the life and art of this gifted artist.
Athos MenaboniRuss Clayton
Athos Menaboni is one of my very favorite artists. I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Menaboni and his dear wife Sara. Of course, he is most famous for his outstanding paintings of birds, but he also painted many seascapes, landscapes, and other topics including flowers, mushrooms, fish, butterlies, leaves, and even Indians. He was born in Italy, but moved to the United States as a young man. He moved to Atlanta in 1927, and lived there until his death in 1990. Please contact me if you want to know more about Athos Menaboni. By the way, Kennesaw State University is planning a special gallery in their new art museum devoted to Athos Menaboni.
We have a very beautiful, very large, painting of birds that Menaboni did for my grandfather. This was the only thing my grandfather asked for when he retired. Menaboni and his wife were very good friends of my grandparents and I remember as a child meeting them in their home. I have always loved that painting. I believe it to be one of the best works I have ever seen of his.
Mr. Menaboni painted two paintings for my grandmother, one of an irish setter, and one of a picture of a swamp. From what I understand he did a lot of painting for friends of things other than birds.
Although there are several known portaits by the artist,Menaboni was not known for portraits. He is most famous for his birds. You can read about him in my book, The Life and Art of Athos Menaboni.
Portrait by MenaboniC.A Kelley
I have a portait in oils signed "Athos menaboni 1934." The portrait is of an Atlanta woman, Lillian Church. There is writing on the stretchers identifying the subject and a brief provenance taped to the back of the canvas. As far as I know, Menaboni is not known for this sort of work. Comments?