A Garden of Ordinary Miracles: Robert Rahway Zakanitch Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
“Beauty is. It is as natural as breathing. Its allure is transforming, and I never thought art was about anything else.” —Robert Zakanitch
Acclaimed in the 1970s as one of the founders of the pattern and decoration movement, Robert Rahway Zakanitch has found artistic inspiration in highly patterned Islamic, Byzantine, and Celtic art as well as intricately woven lace. Zakanitch studied at the Newark School of Industrial and Fine Arts and then worked as a commercial artist in New York until the mid–1960s. His early artwork reflected an abstract expressionist style, and in response to the over intellectual character of minimalism, he turned instead to the beauty of ornamentation as a legitimate subject matter for contemporary art.
In Zakanitch’s recent work, he has created several exuberant series with a floral focus. The whimsical blooms and intricate sketches featured in this notecard assortment are from Zakanitch’s A Garden of Ordinary Miracles: An Alphabet Book, published by Universe in 2012.
Contains five each of the following notecards: