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About Jon Van Zyle:
Art is his life in Alaska, and all of Alaska has
been his inspiration. Artist Jon Van Zyle has seen more of Alaska in a much
more unique way than most can ever hope to experience. Jon has twice
completed the 1049 miles of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race between
Anchorage and Nome. From these adventures he has created the yearly
Iditarod posters series commemorating the race and his involvement every
year. In 1979 he was made Iditarod artist, a title he still holds today.
His acrylic paintings go beyond the race, though, and encompass so much of
Alaska's beauty. Jon's reputation as a storyteller through his art is
further enhanced by his art
posters and stone lithographs. Dog teams, landscapes, wildlife, Alaskan
faces from Native to newcomer, portray an intimacy with the land and its
people. He touches on history with studies of Alaska pioneers and Native
traditions and lore recording the Alaska spirit. Public acceptance of his
shared feeling through his art has been his greatest reward.
Jon and his wife, Jona, travel extensively, gathering material and
experiences for the continuous production of art. Jona's art work include
leather accessories including purses and gloves.
They have a
kennel of twenty Siberian Huskies and a black cat named Dickens. Making
their home in Eagle River, Alaska allows Jon and Jona the space to
themselves in art and nature. Both inspirational and functional, the dogs
play a large part in Jon and Jona's work and everyday life.
2005 Commemorative Print,
Run / Rest Schedule
1/2" x 8", Limited Edition of 500, Price: $115.
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