New Book on the Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist Now Available

Exquisite Miniatures by Wes & Rachelle Siegrist features the tiny and intricate watercolors by this American team of miniature painters alongside essays on the history of the genre and relevant quotes from history and the Siegrists.
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Dec. 28, 2008 - PRLog -- Exquisite Miniatures features the miniature paintings of Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, with a forward by Dr. David J. Wagner, the foremost authority on the history of American Wildlife Art, and an introduction from the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, LA. The small dimensioned hardback book contains fifty-six signature paintings including landscapes, portraits, still life, wildlife, and other subjects by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist. Reproduced at actual size, along with essays about the history and contemporary movement in miniature art, the paintings are accompanied by quotes from both the Siegrists and dozens of cited references about this enchanting tiny genre.

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are an American husband and wife team who mesmerize viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs.  Their tiny treasures, as collectors often refer to them, typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification!  A hallmark of their work is their ability to convey the feeling of a larger canvas or the essence of the natural world in miniature.  

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are members of the Miniature Artists of America, the
Miniature Art  Society of Florida, the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., the Cider Painters of America, and the Hilliard Society of England.  They are the authors of the world’s first standard definition of miniature art adopted by the Association of Miniature Artists.  It is a small wonder, therefore, that the Siegrists are referred to as “World Ambassadors for Miniature Art.”  

The release of the book will precede a solo museum exhibition by the Siegrists: Under the Magnifying Glass: Exquisite Miniatures by Wes & Rachelle Siegrist will premiere at the prestigious R.W. Norton Art Gallery, in Shreveport, LA from May 4 through July 25, 2010.  The Norton Art Gallery is home to one of the great museum miniature collections in the United States.  Exquisite Miniatures is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., with company President, David J. Wagner, Ph.D., serving as Curator/Tour Director.

Exquisite Miniatures by Wes & Rachelle Siegrist
Published by Wes Siegrist, 2008
Hardcover, 88 pages, 62 color photographs highlighting 56 of the Siegrists’ paintings.
ISBN 978-0-9821278-0-3

http://www.artofwildlife.com/miniature_painting_books.html

For further information on the book contact:

Wes & Rachelle Siegrist
322 Domar Drive, Townsend, TN 37882
Phone: (865) 448-2044
Email: siegrist@artofwildlife.com
Website: http://www.artofwildlife.com

For further information on the exhibition contact:

David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
Exquisite Miniatures Tour Office
David J. Wagner, L.L.C., 8B Diamond Tower
1633 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 221-6878
Email: davidjwagnerllc@yahoo.com

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Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are an American husband and wife team of artists who specialize in miniature painting featuring wildlife, landscapes, portraiture and still life. They exhibit their miniature paintings in miniature art exhibitions worldwide as well as wildlife art show venues in the United States. Their miniatures have been displayed in museums across the United States. For more information on the Siegrists or their published books please visit: http://www.artofwildlife.com/miniature_painting_books.html
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