Featured Industrial painting

Discussion in 'Art' started by verybrad, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Picked up this fairly large oil (or acrylic) on canvas recently. Clearly signed Bruce Bond. Came in as a consignment to our shop so not dirt cheap. Have found a couple prints by the artist but little to no information. Possibly a Pennsylvania connection which would make sense since this is a coal mine tipple. Based on style and framing maybe 70s-80s. Would appreciate any additional assistance. bond.jpg bond2.jpg
     
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  3. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That looks like a painting done as original art for magazine ads.
     
  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

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  6. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    That doesn’t match with him painting Burl Ives in 1967. Must be a different painter.
     
  7. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

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  8. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    You're right. Wrong artist
     
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  9. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    There is a Bruce Bond in the UK that would fit the time frame. No example of his signature that I can see on his website.

    https://sites.google.com/site/brucebondpainting/home

    This is from a different site I believe about this painter.

    Bruce Bond has been painting since 1968. He works mostly in oils on canvas or board. His work includes landscapes, commissioned portraits as well as book jackets. Bruce first exhibited at Bridgwater Arts Centre in 1972. Since then work has been exhibited in: Orion Gallery, Newlyn; Brewhouse Gallery, Taunton; Meeting House Gallery, Ilminster, Pavement Gallery, London; Barbican Gallery, Plymouth. Many of Bruce�s paintings are currently held in private collections in Holland, France, Spain, the Far East and the USA, as well as across the UK. To see a range of paintings from 1968 to the present day just visit the website. If you are interested in commissioning or purchasing work, email or call: 01458 251640 for a studio appointment.
    https://www.uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk/listing/45329/
     
  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    From the samples of his work, this Bruce Bond is more of an illustrator than a fine artist.

    Debora
     
  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    IOW a dead fit for Brad's painting.
     
  12. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Signature not the same. See the right edge of the seated man in the green jacket. About a quarter of the way up. Red. Cursive B and no bold N
     
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  13. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Had already ruled out the UK artist.
     
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  14. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    i need help and verybrad like this.
  15. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Will give it a try.
     
  16. edyta2018

    edyta2018 New Member

  17. Deby

    Deby New Member

    I know it's been awhile since you were inquiring about Bruce Bond. But have you found any information about this artist? I bought a painting that has to have the same artist as yours. Any information would be great.
     
  18. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Have not found anything additional. I still own the painting as part of my personal collection. Would enjoy seeing a picture of yours.
     
  19. Scott Bond

    Scott Bond Member

    Bruce Bond, with this signature in question, was my father. Born in '39, He passed in 1999. He was a commercial and fine artist based in the Milwaukee area from the late 60s through the end of his life. The mid to late 60s art was most likely done while he was in Alaska, I believe is was '66-'68 or so. He did many watercolor paintings, some of which were reproduced for fine art prints. He also worked in acrylic as well as other media. the commercial work he did really ran the gamut from posters for libraries, zoos, restaurants, to artwork for mining companies and auto makers. He did lots of technical drawings in his commercial work. I recall him doing quite a few pieces for mining machine manufacturers, I suspect since many were headquartered in Milwaukee at the time.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
  20. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum, Scott!

    Thank you for the update and information about your father. I’m sure @verybrad will be happy to hear.
     
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