Saturday, June 25, 2016

2016 CLF Auction Item: "I See It Too" - an Original Oil Painting by Andrew Knez Jr.

Attendees of the CLA's live auctions are regularly treated to a stunning array of arms and accoutrements from some of the longrifle culture's best artisans, but the bidders at the 2016 event will be afforded a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to own an original painting by noted frontier artist Andrew Knez.

The oil-on-canvas masterwork, titled I See It Too, depicts a mounted frontiersman gripping a lon-grifle balanced across the pommel of his saddle; more than that, it's a truly exceptional depiction of the frontier character. Both horse and rider have clearly seen something on the trail that demands their atten-tion - perhaps game, smoke, or Indians – but the artist has lent the painting a bit of edgy mystique. The rifleman and his mount are obviously "intent on something", says the artist, "but it's not life or death yet. I like to leave a little bit of the imagination to the viewer."

The remarkable canvas constitutes one of the showcase offerings for this year's auction and is sure to attract a good bit of appropriate attention from collectors. "We all need to support the CLA in whatev-er way is practical," says Knez. His donation of I See It Too is, observes the artist, "is the most sensible way to raise funds" for a worthy cause: the continued vitality of the Contemporary Longrifle Association. 

Andrew is a member of the American Plains Artists, Artists of the American West and a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society.

An extensive display of Andrew's work may be viewed at We have included just a few photos here.

You may contact Andrew at 724-969-3200.

Copy and photos supplied by CLF with copy written by by Joshua Shepherd.

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