My Great Grandparents, Mae and Max Markman, M.Markman's Portrait Studio, Lower East Side Manhattan, ca 1900
Print Collection is about history, my family and my lifelong connection to art and architecture.
Art is what I do, a passion that has been rooted in my family over four generations, dating back to my great-granddad painting portraits of newsmakers of the day in the family frame shop on New York's Lower East side. (My great aunt Mae told me that when news arrived that the Titanic sank, my great grandfather painted the scene of the Titanic sinking and place it in the front window. That was the CNN of the day.)
My grandfather was a one man design firm for over 60 years, mom a trained fashion illustrator and painter, my dad a commercial printer in his family business. That all provided the inspiration for me to build my life around images. Working as a commercial and documentary photographer for over 20 years and living with the changes in the industry over that time, I felt the need to change myself. I got inspired but the classic WPA Travel posters from the 1930's. So inspired by these works that they were the start of this business.
Last year I commissioned illustrator, Steven Thomas, to create new "See America" travel posters inspired but these classic WPA works. We won 2 Gold ADDY awards for these this year. The collection continues to grow as we research and discover new works from around the globe, across centuries and inside our own historic city of Buffalo, NY.
Print Collection publishes new historic prints and photographs for your inspiration each day. Quality reproductions and 100% customer satisfaction guarantee is our top priority. All of our images are printed on the finest quality museum-grade paper suitable for any environment. With our great selection of print sizes, we make it easy to custom-frame your print or for you to frame it yourself.
Print Collection Inc.