" What people love about my work is that it represents a snapshot in time"
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About the Artist


With a career that spans four decades, Stan J. Strickland has established himself as the preeminent ambassador of the Old South, a talented chronicler of a simpler time. His sensitive and dignified portrayals of life in his native southland in the mid-nineteenth century have delighted art collectors the world over. In each of his limited edition prints, Strickland conveys an abiding appreciation of the romance and gentility which typified southern antebellum culture. Over the years Strickland's prints have consistently sold out, commanding many times their issue price on the secondary market.

A native southerner, Stan was born in south Georgia, the oldest son of nine children whose father was a farmer, printer, painter, and musician.

He learned printing as a child and later worked as a newspaperman, machinist, and air traffic controller. After serving four years in the Air Force, he enrolled in the University of Tulsa where he graduated with honors from the College of Fine and Professional Arts in 1970.

Stan began his painting career in 1971, and by 1975 had emerged as a fulltime professional. Since then he has taught art both privately and in the public school system and as artist-in-residence at Georgia College & State University.

Winner of many regional and several national awards, his work now hangs in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. Five of his original paintings now reside aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, world's largest aircraft carrier and the U.S.S. Georgia, trident submarine. Strickland was named Georgia's Artist of Excellence by Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris, and he was more recently awarded an honorary professorship at Georgia College & State University for his "abilities and dedicated service to the University."

Strickland's success in published limited editions of his work is well known with the most popular of these being his series Speaking Highly of the South, a sensitive and dignified portrayal of the Old South during the Civil War. These epic scenes, set in the days when "cotton was king," are beloved and treasured by collectors from around the world.

Stan J. Strickland's paintings feature a rare versatility of style and subject matter through a wide range of delicate pastels to heavy impastos. He works in acrylic, watercolor, or oils, depending on the unique properties of each medium to convey their special characteristics to his painting. His studio is located on the shores of Lake Oconee, north of historic Milledgeville, Georgia. Here he finds inspiration in the old state capitol of Georgia, local antebellum plantation homes, and in the nearby town structures that date back to the early nineteenth century.

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