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Prestige et Tradition is a high end collaboration of artisans in Paris specializing in gilding, restoration, glass, iron, embossed leathers and other custom techniques. One group in the collaboration-Atelier Meriguet -Carrere carries on the techniques of the decorative artist through working with leather, trompe l’oeil , gilding and lacquer.
Kehinde Wiley began his portrait studies from photographs he took of young men on the streets of Harlem.. His backgrounds remind us of classical ornamentation from William and Morris motifs to decorative illumination. He allows the designs to grow and intertwine the urban figures he paints….combining old and new.
Artistree Inc. consists of William Meyer and associates and is located in northern Florida specializing in murals and plaster techniques. His company was named for a large tree he played in as a child, the streets that intersected there were named for artists, Van Gogh, Dali, Rembrandt…Meyer was strongly influenced by the large knotted oak tree and the artists behind the names on the street signs.