Jerry Rice

Listing No: 7564

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
Bart Forbes (1939-)
Jerry Rice
Date of Work:
Bart Forbes
Signature Notes:
at lower right
Where Produced:
Plano, Texas, TX, USA

Artwork Medium

Sub Type:
Mixed Technique
on Paper
Medium Notes:
Drawing is on buff-colored paper

Artwork Size & Weight

30 x 22.5 in. (Paper Size)

Artwork Surface

Surface Reflectivity:
Uneven - Matte - Semi Gloss

Artwork Condition

Very Good. Old label removed from recto at lower left resulted in pulled surface paper fibers that changed the paper texture where the label was adhered. Old tape removed from verso, upper left and upper right, resulted in glue residue and pulled surface paper fibers. 3/4 inch vertical tear at the bottom edge of paper sheet. None of these items would be visible when the drawing is matted and framed.

Artwork Provenance

Directly from Bart Forbes.

About this Piece

In 2014, the San Francisco 49ers commissioned Bart Forbes to create three large paintings showing the History of the club, the club now, and an overview of San Francisco's city highlights. This image of Jerry Rice was a study for the first panel.

About the Artist

Bart Forbes

Bart Forbes was born on July 3, 1939 in Altus, OK, and is a painter and renowned illustrator.

Bart Forbes is best known as an illustrator specializing in the field of Sports. So far in his career as an illustrator, Forbes has won over 55 Awards of Excellence from the New York Society of Illustrators and has been commissioned many times over by several big names in industry and media, including: Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, Eastman Kodak, Pepsi-Cola, American Airlines and ABC Television. Named the 1986 Sports Artist of the Year by the U.S. Sports Academy, Forbes was selected by the Olympic Committee as the official artist for the 1988 Summer Olympics. Forbes has designed over 20 commemorative postage stamps, including the Lou Gehrig and Jesse Owens commemoratives, "The Olympians" and the "America the Beautiful" series, and, most recently, he was commissioned to create the Ronald Reagan stamp. He also designed commemorative posters for the Boston and New York Marathons, Indianapolis 500, America's Cup and 1994 Winter Olympics. Forbes is best known for his golfing images and received much acclaim for his portraits of history's thirty greatest golfers. Having done theme paintings for a variety of PGA and Seniors tournaments, Forbes was tapped in 1994 to create theme art for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am for two years running.

Forbes was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2017, undoubtedly the highest honor bestowed on artists in the field of illustration.

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