Tuesday, September 25

Maurice R. Bebb (M.R. Bebb)



Maurice Bebb was a friend of mine. When I was in high school, he was quite elderly but making prints almost daily. He showed me his proceess of etching copper plates, then inking the plates (sometimes in multiple colors) and pulling the prints. He was masterful with color. Watching him create his etchings was inspiring and gave me a life-long love for process and production. Bebb was a member of the Prairie Print Makers and his work can be found on eBay regularly or at the website Maurice Bebb. His popular prints of birds and European scenes have amazing detail and show a master craftsman at work.

If you have Bebb prints to sell, please contact me at moderncraftonline(at)gmail(dot)com.

9 comments:

Cara | Sew Bettie said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

I have several of his prints that my aunt passed on to me. They are lovely. I appreciate this information you have shared with all!

Modern Craft said...

I wish I was as lucky as that! Listen, if you ever feel like you'd like to sell these, let me know as I'd love to have them. He was a great craftsman and artist. --JIM

danna doss said...

i have a beautiful drawing done in 1951 called chickadees that looks like it was done in chalk. i reframed it and have it in my dinning room. i found it at a junk store in alabama and paid 14.00. i just knew it was beautiful i had no idea it was from a popular artist. dannadoss@yahoo.com

dannadoss@yahoo.com said...

i have a chickadees that appears to be an original done in chalk or colored pencil. it is from 1951

Anonymous said...

I have acquired a beautiful inked ( I think) printand found the artist on ebay. M.R. Bebb. Then not knowing much about computers and how to look things up I came across this site. I am looking for more info on this print and may be interested in selling it. It's called " Canada Grey" and done by M.R.Bebb. Can you help me with the info I need? Thanks, Roxanne

Modern Craft said...

Roxanne-- Yes, of course. I'd be happy to help-- will you please email me at moderncraftonline(at)gmail(dot)com and we can talk via email.

Polly Stacy said...

I just purchased a MR Bebb etching at a local consignment auction.It is marked "Tennessee Lane"and is signed in pencil I think in bottom right corner with date 49.It is numbered 3/150.could you tell me something about this picture.It looks to measure 8by10 or 9by11 and is framed.thank you so much...polly Stacy

Anonymous said...

I have 2 of Mr. Bebb's delightful etchings on silk dated 1967 - Redstart 21/150
Painted Bunting 2/150

They both are beautifully framed and the colors are amazing.

Diane
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