Custom framing can elevate an otherwise beautiful work of art to a higher level of sophistication. Noted artist John Barber was commissioned by the American Battle Monuments Commission to create an original oil painting of the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. One of his biggest challenges was painting the memorial while it was still being built. Some artists may have taken artistic license and “approximated” the final look, but Barber waited for one final element before completing his work. Only after the fountains were operational, did he add them to his canvas so that the height of the water was proportionally accurate. From the original painting, C. Forbes had a limited edition run of 60 giclee prints reproduced on canvas, then hand-embellished by Barber, numbered, signed and framed. Packaged with a Certificate of Authenticity, the giclee prints were presented to major donors and supporters, including folks like Tom Hanks, Senator Bob Dole, and Frederick W. Smith.

WWII Memorial Painting Frame