Doyle, John L.: 1939-2010 (USA)

The Artist:

John L. Doyle was born in Chicago Illinois in 1939. He received his bachelors degree at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his masters degree at Northern Illinois University. Doyle has had more than 50 one man national exhibitions, participated in more than 30 national and international group exhibitions, and is the recipient of more than 32 awards, including purchase prizes. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art.

John L. Doyle's art reflects his fascination with the human condition. For over a decade, previous to creating the art displayed below, Doyle studied ethnology and anthropology. The product of this study is a visual recording of what Doyle learned and set down in drawings. The drawings became the foundation for lithograph series' which developed into a life's work art project which Doyle titled The Great Human Race. The art visually records categorical statements about civilization. The presentation is about the cultural development of particular disciplines such as Medicine, Law, Archiecture, and Business.

Doyle's art is collected and displayed in universities, museums, and corporations including: University of North Dakota, University of South Dakota; Vanderbilt University Medical Center Tennessee; The Institute for the History of Medicine John's Hopkins University, Maryland; The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Harvard Medical Library, Massachusetts; The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio; Yale Affiliated Hospital of St. Raphael, Connecticut; Mayo Clinic, Minnesota; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; University of Minnesota Campus Club sponsored by the Department of History of Medicine; Denver Natural History Museum; and the Museum of Native American Cultures in Washington. Other institutions, private, corporate, and permanent museum collections exhibiting Doyle's work include: Akron Art Institute, Ohio; Belleview Art Museum, Washington; Birmingham Museum of Art, Mississippi; Building Service Inc. Wisconsin; Burpee Art Museum, Illinois; Columbus Museum of fine Art, Ohio; Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Johnson Wax Company, Wisconsin; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; Manitowoc Maritime Museum, Wisconsin; McGraw-Edison Corporation, Illinois; Mid-Western Museum of Art, Indiana; Marshall Scott Associates Inc., New York; Merchyhurst State College, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin; Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Wisconsin; Minnesota Museum of Art; Norton Gallery of Art, Florida; Palm Springs Desert Museum, California; Phllip Morris Company, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Arizona; Stanford University, California; Texas Technical University; and National Collection of Fine Arts Washington D.C.

The Art:

Art historians have said that the greatest art tradition is art that speaks of the human condition. John Doyle's lithographs, The Great Human Race, much like the oldest art we know, the images recorded by cave artists who fortified their hunting ability and spiritual strength by painting images of the beasts that sustained them, is of this tradition.

The Great Human Race is series of portfolios perfected in collaboration with Roland Poska, a Scotland born American artist, master printmaker, and paper-maker. Through images which are rendered in sumptuous colors and subtle gradations of tones, drawing of exquisite detail, and fine quality printing on BFK Rives and handsome hand made colored papers, Doyle art reflects the nobility of the human spirit.

The printmaking for The Great Human Race marks a high point in the technical art of the lithographic medium. Visually these imagers are remarkably, beautiful. They pay tribute to the most profound physical and spiritual aspirations of mankind.

The Medicine Men: This 1980 portfolio consists of ten five-color hand printed stone lithographs printed on BFK Rives paper and ten monochrome images, printed on hand made paper. The edition size is limited to 150. Individual cultures are presented by a pair of images (one color and one monochrome) and a legend sheet explaining history and symbolism. A justification sheet with information about the creation of the suite, handmade paper on which the images are printed, and master printer and paper maker is included. The Medicine Men lithograph series is a visual interpretation of the powerful images of individuals who were sources for physical and spiritual healing. Priests, doctors, and scientists performed divination, magic, religious rites, medicine and surgery. These figures are of the witch doctor, houngan, sorcerer, and shaman, who wielded mystical power to gain the faith of their people. See: Medicine Men suite images below.

The Builders: This 1983 portfolio consists of ten five-color hand printed stone lithographs printed on BFK Rives paper and ten monochrome images, printed on hand made paper. The edition size is limited to 150. Individual cultures are presented by a pair of images (one color and one monochrome) and a legend sheet explaining history and symbolism. A justification sheet with information about the creation of the suite, handmade paper on which the images are printed, and master printer and paper maker is included. The Builders lithograph series is a visual interpretation of man's most enduring record of civilization, architecture. The structures presented are houses to live in, places to govern in, shrines to worship in, and tombs to be buried in. Doyle presents them as reflections man's hopes and aspirations, both physical and spiritual. See The Builders suite images below.

The Counselors: This 1985 portfolio consists of ten five-color hand printed stone lithographs printed on BFK Rives paper and ten monochrome images, printed on hand made paper. The edition size is limited to is 150. Individual cultures are presented by a pair of images (one color and one monochrome) and a legend sheet explaining history and symbolism. A justification sheet with information about the creation of the suite, handmade paper on which the images are printed, and master printer and paper maker is included. The Counselors lithograph series is a visual interpretation of man and his laws. Laws represent the aspect of culture which sanctions organized society to regulate individual and group conduct. Different societies create laws based in their culture, attitudes and beliefs. All law, however, in varying degrees, uses the concepts presented here which are truth, knowledge, wisdom, custom, harmony, obligations, equity, authority, judgement, and renewal. Contact us to see this suite.

Gambler/ Single Lithograph: In 1974 Doyle created a series of lithographs he called The Cowboys. It was his first major suite. Included in the collection was the figure called Cowboy Gambler which Doyle re-created as an original lithograph poster for a one man show held that same year at the famous Miami Beach Florida private club, The Jockey Club. Cowboy Gambler is a hand printed stone lithograph on BFK Rives paper. It is a five color artwork, handsomely and delightfully presenting the most colorful of "cowboys", a character made from impressions of "lots of characters". The artwork shows that Doyle understands this figure, presenting him with satire, wit, and charm. Cowboy Gambler poses for his audience, and behind him Doyle gives us a glimpse of portrait miniatures of the horses and the Miami Beach this Gambler obviously loves. See: Cowboy Gambler Poster.

Sharpshooters/ Single Lithograph: In 1975 Doyle created a series of lithographs he called The Sharpshooters. Included in the collection was the Sharpshooters Frontispiece, the premier introduction lithograph for the portfolio. It is a hand printed stone lithograph on BFK Rives paper. The edition is 75. Sharpshooters is a monochrome artwork, handsomely and delightfully presenting a portrait montage composition of the most famous and loved old time American West "cowboys, cowgirls and riflemen", including western sharpshooter favorites such as Jesse James, and Annie Oakely, among others. The intriguing characters presented in this composite composition demonstrate Doyle's sensitivity, respect, and sense of humor for these personalities. The art commands the viewers examination. And, the result is delight and a joy for these figures of roughhewn nobility. See: Sharpshooters Frontispiece.

The Medicine Men

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John L. Doyle. The Medicine Men. Lithographs. The edition size is 150. The paper size for the Portfolio Justification sheet and five pairs of artworks in The Medicine Men suite is 30" x 20". The paper size for the remaining five pairs of artworks in The Medicine Men suite is 20" x 16". The portfolio was acquired in 1981. The available collection consists of twenty images, plus legend sheets suitable for framing, and one justification sheet. Eighteen images are from the 69th suite and two are from the 38th suite. All are pristine representations of the handsome work in this hand printed stone lithograph limited edition of 150 handsome artworks. The Medicine Men color images are printed on BFK Rives paper and the monochrome images are printed on handmade paper. The handmade paper was made by master paper-maker Roland Poska. Each sheet was crafted to conform to the needs of the individual image, to be printed on it. The result is the creation of a breathtaking extension of the lithographic art form. The suite is presented in its original leather bound portfolio box. The suite, justification page, legend sheets, and artwork, is in pristine condition.

The Images/Legends/Justification: $85,000.

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John L. Doyle. Justification Sheet for The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 30" x 22". This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Acupuncturist. From The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The legend on this sheet gives history, and symbolism which is part of the Acupuncturist Sorcerer artwork. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Acupuncturist. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 20" x 16" and the image size is 16" x 11". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Acupuncturist from Chinese culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Acupuncturist. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 20" x 16" and the image size is 16" x 11". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light yellow paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Acupuncturist from Chinese culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

 

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Bear Cult Shaman. From The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The legend on this sheet gives history, and symbolism which is part of the Bear Cult Shaman artwork. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Bear Cult Shaman. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome white BFK Rives paper with beautiful deckle edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Bear Cult Shaman from North American culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Bear Cult Shaman. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light red paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Bear Cult Shaman from North American culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

 

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Bon Sorcerer. From The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The legend on this sheet gives history, and symbolism which is part of the Bon Sorcerer artwork. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Bon Sorcerer. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome white BFK Rives white paper, with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Bon Sorcerer from Tibetan culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Bon Sorcerer. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light yellow paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Bon Sorcerer from Tibetan culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Bezoarist. From The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The legend on this sheet gives history, and symbolism which is part of the Bezoarist artwork. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Bezoarist. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 16" x 20" and the image size is 11" x 16". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome white BFK paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Bezoarist from Persian culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Bezoarist. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 16" x 20" and the image size is 11" x 16". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light brown paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Bezoarist from Persian culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Black Foot Medicine Man. From The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The legend on this sheet gives history, and symbolism which is part of the Acupuncturist Sorcerer artwork. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Black Foot Medicine Man. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome white BFK paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Black Foot Medicine Man from North American culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Black Foot Medicine Man. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light red paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Black Foot Medicine Man from North American culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Luo Witchdoctor. From The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The legend on this sheet gives history, and symbolism which is part of the Luo Witchdoctor artwork. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Luo Witchdoctor. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade white BFK Rives paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Luo Witchdoctor from the Kenya culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Luo Witchdoctor. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade grey paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Luo Witchdoctor from the Kenya culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Physician. From The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The legend on this sheet gives history, and symbolism which is part of the Physician artwork. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Physician. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome white BFK paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Physician from European culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Physician. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light black paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Physician from European culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Surgeon Barber From The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The legend on this sheet gives history, and symbolism which is part of the Barber artwork. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Surgeon Barber. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 20" x 16" and the image size is 16" x 11". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome white BFK paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Surgeon Barber from European culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Surgeon Barber. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 20" x 16" and the image size is 16" x 11". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade off white paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Surgeon Barber from European culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Voodo Hougan. From The Medicine Men suite. 69/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The legend on this sheet gives history, and symbolism which is part of the Voodo Hougan artwork. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Voodo Hougan. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 20" x 16" and the image size is 16" x 11". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in 1981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome white BFK paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Voodo Hougan from Hatian culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Voodo Hougan. 69/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 20" x 16" and the image size is 16" x 11". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade grey paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Voodo Hougan from Hatian culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up


The Builders

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John L. Doyle. The Builders. Lithographs. The edition number is 111/150. The paper size for the Portfolio Justification sheet and ten pairs of artworks in The Builders suite is 30" x 20". The portfolio was acquired in 1983. The available suite consists of twenty images, plus ten legend sheets suitable for framing, and one justification sheet. The lithograph legend sheets give a textual history of each individual architectural structure complete with drawings. The Builders color images are printed on white BFK Rives paper and the monochrome images are printed on handmade paper. The handmade paper, was made by master paper-maker Roland Poska. Each sheet was crafted to conform to the needs of the individual print, to be printed on it. The result is the creation of a breathtaking extension of the lithographic art form. The suite is presented in its original leather bound portfolio box. A handsome twenty page color catalogue is available. The suite, justification page, legend sheets, and each individual artwork, is in pristine condition.

The Images/Legends/Justification: $85,000.

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John L. Doyle. Catalogue for The Builders suite. This 20 page color catalogue displays all of the images in the suite, their legend sheets, and the suite's justification page. Additionally the book shows Doyle's meticulously drawn research. Research pages are, histories of architectural foundations, systems, and elements of design intrinsic to the cultures and buildings. Drawings are accompanied by handwritten anecdotal comments. The catalogue also includes photographs of color proof compositions, and line drawings which Doyle worked through to as he made his way to the final images. The proof compositions show explorations of visual representations for theories and philosophies, the foundation for the art in the portfolio. At the rear of the book are photographs of Doyle, Poska the master printer and paper-maker, and the assistant master printers at work. The book's last pages give Doyle's biography, and lists of private and public individuals and institutions that collect and exhibit John W. Doyle's art. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Justification Sheet for The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 30" x 22". This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

 

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for the Christian Builder. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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John L. Doyle. Christian Builder. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Christian Builder from England's culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452AA

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John L. Doyle. Christian Builder. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light red/buff paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Christian Builder from England's culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452BBB

John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for Aztec Echo. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452B

John L. Doyle. Aztec Echo. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Aztec Echo from Mexican culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452BB

John L. Doyle. Aztec Echo. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light red paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Azec Echo from Mexican culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452CCC

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet House of Words. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452C

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John L. Doyle. House of Words. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the House of Words from African culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452CC

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John L. Doyle. House of Words. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light red paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the House of Words from African culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

 

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Doyle452DDD

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John L. Doyle. Reliquarian. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452D

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John L. Doyle. Reliquarian. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Reliquarian from Japanese culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452DD

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John L. Doyle. Reliquarian. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, grey and black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light yellow paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Reliquarian from Japanese culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

 

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Doyle452EEE

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for Pharaoh's Soul. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452E

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John L. Doyle. Pharaoh's Soul. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Pharaoh's Soul from Egyptian culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452EE

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John L. Doyle. Pharaoh's Soul. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light brown paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Pharaoh's Soul from Egyptian culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

 

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Doyle452FFF

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for Military Architect. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452F

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John L. Doyle. Military Architect. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Military Architect from England's culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452FF

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John L. Doyle. Military Architect. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light brown paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Military Architect from England's culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452GGG

John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet The Vision. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452G

John L. Doyle. The Vision. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the The Vision from Japanese culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452GG

John L. Doyle. The Vision. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light yellow, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the The Vision from Japanese culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452HHH

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John L. Doyle. The Spirit's House. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452H

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John L. Doyle. The Spirit's House. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the The Spirit's House from New Guina culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452HH

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John L. Doyle. The Spirit House. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, grey and black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light red paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the The Spirit House from New Guina culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452III

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John L. Doyle. Legend Sheet for Hand of Islam. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452I

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John L. Doyle. Hand of Islam. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the House of Words from African culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452II

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John L. Doyle. Hand of Islam. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 22" x 30" and the image size is 18" x 26". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light brown paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the Hand of Islam from Saudi culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

 

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Doyle452JJJ

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John L. Doyle. The Otters' Request. From The Builders suite. 111/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 11" x 8 1/2" . This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1983. The legend on this sheet gives history and symbolism which is incorporated into the Builders artwork. The legend sheet is made up of line drawings and anecdotal comments hand drawn and hand written by Doyle as history for the individual figure and structure presented in the art. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452J

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John L. Doyle. The Otters' Request. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a five color lithograph with exquisite depth of color, color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome BFK Rives white paper with beautiful deckled edges. This historically researched presentation provocatively presents The Otter's Request from Blackfoot Indian culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Doyle452JJ

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John L. Doyle. The Otters' Request. 111/150. Lithograph. The approximate paper size is 30" x 22" and the image size is 26" x 18". The lithograph was acquired with the full suite in l981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. This work is a monochrome lithograph, grey and black ink with exquisite depth of color, and color gradations and drawing detail, on handsome handmade light red paper, with beautiful deckled edges. The paper on which this art is printed is worthy of note. Created by Roland Poska, master printer and paper-maker, it is rich and complex in its combination of unusual color and texture. It is stunning art in itself. Poska talks about the paper's deckle edges and explains they too are intended to be evocative of the messages in the Doyle images. Poska says that for him the paper mirror's the concept of a rough unfinished part of man's relationship of man to nature. This handmade paper, similar to that relationship, looks rough and unfinished. The relationship is a kind of work in progress. Poska explains this life philosophy and his art paper saying forces meet and part - like the "deckle", or irregular edge of the paper. "...Nature is one huge deckle edge...in man's relations [with it] forces collide...you have to work out a balance...[or]...deckle edge...". This historically researched presentation provocatively presents the The Otters' Request from Blackfoot Indian culture. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up


The Counselors

Doyle800+

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John L. Doyle. The Counselors. Lithographs. The edition number is 147/150. The paper size for the Portfolio Justification sheet and ten pairs of artworks in The Counselors suit is 30" x 20". The portfolio was acquired in 1985. The available suite consists of twenty images, plus ten legend sheets suitable for framing, and one justification sheet. The lithograph legend sheets give a handsome history of the law, complete with drawings. The Counselors color images are printed on white BFK Rives paper and the monochrome images are printed on exquisite handmade paper. The handmade paper, was made by master paper-maker Roland Poska. Each sheet was crafted to conform to the needs of the individual print, to be printed on it. The result is the creation of a breathtaking extension of the lithographic art form. The suite is presented in its original leather bound portfolio box. A handsome twenty page color catalogue is available. The suite, justification page, legend sheets, and each individual artwork, is in pristine condition.

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Doyle800Cat

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John L. Doyle. Catalogue for The Counselors suite. This 20 page color catalogue displays the images in the suite, their legend sheets, and the suite's justification page. Text includes historical information from The Counselors presentation at William Mitchell Law School and Harvard University Law Library. Line and color drawings with handwritten anecdotal comments record stages of Doyle's research, and illustrate information about physical, spiritual, and intellectual foundations of law. Preliminary and intermediate drawings, color and monochrome lithograph proofs, and photographs of the final drawings made directly on the lithograph stones, complete a visual research record of work process, theories and philosophies. The catalogue closes with a Doyle biography, list of private and public collectors and exhibitors, acknowledgments of personal relationships and associations with renown institutions, and thanks for encouragement and contributions. Close-Up

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Doyle800Just

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John L. Doyle. Justification Sheet for The Counselors suite. 147/150. Lithograph. The paper size is 30" x 22". This piece was acquired with the full suite in 1985. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The full sheet, margins and surface, is in pristine condition.Close-Up

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For descriptions and discussions see directly above at Doyle800+, Doyle 800Cat, and also at the top of this page at the Great Human Race series and portfolio discussions.

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Doyle543

John L. Doyle. Sharpshooters. Lithograph. 3/75. The paper size is 40" x 30". The lithograph was acquired in 1981. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The Cowboy Series, from which this lithograph is taken, was created in 1975. Sharpshooters, a monochrome hand printed stone lithograph on BFK Rives white paper, was the frontispiece for the portfolio. The ink is umber colored and the drawing is strong and sensitive. This handsome and charming montage composition presents American West "olde time favorite" personalities including Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, and Annie Oakley. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

$3,000.

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Doyle641

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John L. Doyle. Cowboy Gambler. Lithograph Poster. The paper size is 40" x 30". The poster is signed in pencil. This Cowboy Gambler poster was created as part of Doyle's 1974 The Gamblers series. It was displayed at the famous Miami Beach Florida private club known as The Jockey Club, where a Doyle one man show featured The Gamblers suite. Cowboy Gamble is 5 color offset lithograph. It is a handsome, delightful portrait of a wonderfully "colorful" gambler, complete with horse racing forms, tally sheets, and portrait miniatures of horses and the Miami Beach this Gambler obviously loves. Close-Up

$650.






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