Eric Merrell

Thanksgiving, November 2011

  • 20" x 16", artwork
  • Contemporary

Description
Although titled Thanksgiving, Eric Merrell has not given us a traditional display of Thanksgiving food that one has come to associate with the holiday. Instead, the objects pictured are other products of November: persimmons, pomegranates, and amaryllis. This painting has great personal meaning to the artist; all of the plants depicted were planted in the house that he and his wife, Ramona, had lived in for several years. The deep family connection found in this scene, along with the spirit of giving and life, connect together to create an untraditional, but highly meaningful, portrait of Thanksgiving.

Provenance
Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist

Exhibitions
The External and The Contemplative at American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, CA, October 24-November 21, 2015

Publications
American Art Collector magazine, September 2015, advertisement, p. 12
American Art Review magazine, October 2015, advertisement, p. 45
Southwest Art magazine, advertisement,October 2015, p .37


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Description

Description
Although titled Thanksgiving, Eric Merrell has not given us a traditional display of Thanksgiving food that one has come to associate with the holiday. Instead, the objects pictured are other products of November: persimmons, pomegranates, and amaryllis. This painting has great personal meaning to the artist; all of the plants depicted were planted in the house that he and his wife, Ramona, had lived in for several years. The deep family connection found in this scene, along with the spirit of giving and life, connect together to create an untraditional, but highly meaningful, portrait of Thanksgiving.