The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mermaid Merit Fraktur

Watercolor and Ink on the inside of an antiqued book cover

Blue Floral Fraktur

This ink and watercolor fraktur is done in the style
 that the Pennsylvania Germans were known for in the early 1800s.
 The painting has been done on the inside of a book cover antiqued to look old.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jacob Strickler Fraktur

Jacob Strickler's earliest known work

Jacob Strickler
Jacob Strickler was a fraktur artist who lived in a primarily
Mennonite settlement known as Massanutten in Shenandoah County,
Virginia, now know as Page County.
Jacob Strickler is thought to have been a schoolmaster and
Mennonnite preacher. Approximately one dozen fraktur documents
are signed or attributed to him, these include birth certificates
and writing samples called vorschriften.
His earliest know work is a vorschrift inscribed
“Jacob Strickler living in Shenandoah County, Virginia, March 17, 1787.
Strickler’s most famouse fractures are
elaborately decorated floral compositions.