Category: Stories

Vintage Marilyn Monroe Prints

Marilyn Monroe with Amber Beads photography by Sam Shaw

Norma Jeane Mortenson was born on June 1, 1926 into a broken home in Los Angeles, California. She married three times, the first at just sixteen years of age. Her first husband, Jim Dougherty, was a neighbor. The marriage didn’t last long. After a brief stint as a model, Norma Jeane changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and had her first taste of Hollywood fame in The Asphalt Jungle (1950). FramedArt’s selection of Marilyn Monroe prints spans her career. No star has ever burned as brightly, before or since. 

Tamara de Lempicka – Born on This Day – May 16, 1898

Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) was a leading artist of the Art Deco period. She was born in Warsaw, Poland and studied at Académie de la Grande Chaumière, as well as Académie Ranson in Paris, France. Her work, which was most popular prior to the end of World War II, melds cubist and neoclassical styles. She spent much of her life in the United States and passed away in Mexico, at the age of 81.

Tamara was best known for her portraits and nudes. As legend has it, she created her first portrait, a pastel drawing of her younger sister, at the age of ten. Jack Nicholson, Barbara Streisand, and Madonna are known to be collectors of her work.

Autoportrait by Tamara De Lempicka

James Dean – Dream as if You’ll Live Forever. Live as if You’ll Die Today.

James Byron Dean was born on February 8th, 1931 in Marion, Indiana. Although Dean’s life spanned a mere twenty-four years, his impact on American culture is monumental. He left this world on September 30, 1955, when his Porsche Spyder collided with a Ford Tudor sedan in Cholame, California, roughly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in a tragic car accident.

The FramedArt.com galleries contain many pieces of custom framed James Dean artwork, including movie posters, photographs, and tribute paintings.

James Dean Movie Posters

While his career spanned just three motion pictures, James Dean’s legacy will live forever.

East of Eden poster

East of Eden was the only movie to be released prior to James Dean’s untimely death. The film was based on the acclaimed John Steinbeck novel and directed by Elia Kazan. Dean earned a Best Actor nomination for East of Eden, while Kazan was nominated for Best Direction. The film nabbed a Golden Globe award for Best Picture. Jo Van Fleet earned an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, as well.

Welcome to the FramedArt.com Gallery Tour Blog

Welcome, FramedArt.com friends and family! We’re launching a new Gallery Tour Blog for 2018 to add to your enjoyment of our ever-growing collection of artwork. With over two hundred thousand pieces of art in our collection, we know how much time it can be to find the perfect wall art for your home or business. We’ve had many requests for alternate ways to navigate our online galleries. These guided tours are just the beginning. To keep things rolling, we aim to post at least two gallery tours each week.

In the coming months, you’ll see a steady stream of blog posts that explore our collection. We’ll tackle the task topic-by-topic, artist-by-artist, and room-by-room to accommodate your needs. FramedArt.com has grown steadily since its launch and we’re proud to be one of the Internet’s leading e-commerce art websites.

Our innovative frame-and-mat selection feature allows you choose the optimal finishing treatment for your framed artwork, with a fully interactive preview. This provides endless possibilities.

Let us know what you think!

We are always looking for ways to improve our service and increase your options, as we deliver an expanding array of delightful framed artwork direct to your door. If you have ideas or requests, we’d love to hear them. Please let us know in the comments below!