Bob Wilvers. Rediscovered Illustrations.
For those of you who are still following me, regarding the story of Bob Wilvers which I posted
After a reader of my blog sent me an image he had of Bobs’ work, I was suddenly gripped
with an urge to see if there was indeed more images to be discovered. I was lucky to be able to track down
Bobs’ daughters Roberta and Tracy, and they very kindly sent me some images of the pieces of their
fathers’ work, that they had in their homes. Such beautiful work should be shared with many and I hope
that by blogging here, we can all appreciate what an amazingly skilled artist he was.
Roberta informed me that ” The images that you have on your blog came from the Ford Times
October 1956. It was an article that was written by my mom and illustrated by my dad.
One of the attached images is also from that piece. The other images are from the August 1957 issue.
The Ford Times had quite a few piecesof my dad’s work. They donated one of the them,
‘ Trinity Church ‘ to the Smithsonian in Washington DC. ”
I love the summery feel to his watercolours above and perhaps later images below where Bobs’ style
has developed and flourished into new areas.
My favourites however are still his beautiful landscapes, their rich colours and textures.
Sincere thanks again to both Roberta and Tracy for kindly allowing us access to the images above.
Amazingly, I’ve just managed to find an online copy of the Ford Times magazine October 1956
for sale, which features some of Bobs’ work. So a little piece of Mr Wilvers will live in my home too.
Many thanks to Marilyn for sending this image of two paintings of Bob’s that she saw an antique show
approx 10-12 years ago in the booth of W M Schwind Jr Antiques of Yarmouth, ME. They were marked $3500 each.