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Title Atlanta
Date 1986
Collection Art and Crafts Collection
Object Name Painting
Catalog Number 1995.332.6
Description Framed oil painting. In foreground are flowering dogwood tree branches and the Confederate Memorial carving on Stone Mountain, In middle is a white-columned plantation house. In the background are buildings and skyscrapers of modern downtown Atlanta.
Artist/Maker Loehle, Richard
Provenance One of the paintings commissioned by Delta Air Lines for its 1986-1992 travel poster series, which featured a different artist for each poster.

From Delta Digest article "Seeing the Cities Through the Eyes of the Artists," July 1986: "Loehle's illustrations have been featured in several national magazines, notably Readers Digest. his was one of 40 entries selected from over 10,000 for display on tour in Modern Maturity Magazine's 'Seasoned Eye' Exhibit, and he is listed in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in the Midwest. Realism is his style, and Loehle is thought-provoking with whatever he paints. 'To be a painter,' says the artist, 'I needed to be realist to say what I had to say.' For Delta's poster, he 'just wanted to say 'Atlanta' with aesthetics and enthusiasm.'"

This painting was also used for Delta's "Atlanta Sin Escalas" [Atlanta Non Stop] poster, late 1980s.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Atlanta, Ga.
South (U.S.)
Subjects Paintings
Stone carving
Civil wars
Skyline views
Cities & towns
Credit line Delta Air Lines