Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Frank Edwards, Chairman of the Board, NYLUBE

This is a portrait of Frank Edwards, whose great grandfather, Carl Gaither, founded NYLUBE in the 1930s, an international elevator parts manufacturing company. The business began in Detroit's Guardian Building, which is represented in the painting by a scale model. The Guardian, a striking example of Art Deco architecture, is registered as a U.S. Historic Landmark. Frank and his wife Ann are distinguished art collectors. Frank stands next to a Mission Style chair, and behind him is a painting by Brad Durham, a contemporary American landscape painter.

Available as a fine art print. Click here for details.

Oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches, 2011


  1. Working with Charles was such a great experience. I'm not accustomed to sitting for portraits, but Charles made it so easy. We met a few times for him to take pictures and discuss what I was looking for in a portrait. Then the rest was up to him, and I'm really pleased with the final product. I don't thInk small pictures on the internet do Charles' work justice, so if you haven't seen his work at the state capitol, take the opportunity to visit Charles' studio and find out why he was selected for the Governor's portrait, the most coveted portrait commission in the last eight years.
    Frank Edwards

  2. Good to see this post Charles. I enjoy this painting and the way it is put together.
    In real life I'll bet it is awesome.