Welcome to the Official Website for Richard Proenneke . American Naturalist
May 4, 1916 - April 20, 2003
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Below are a few frequently asked questions that may be helpful to you as you visit our website.
Richard never married, and though he did not have any children himself, he did enjoy sharing his experiences with school children on his trips back to his childhood home near Primrose, Iowa.
Once Richard completed his cabin, he wanted to prove to himself that he could stay for an entire year, including through the long and bitterly cold winters. He did prove to himself that he was able to make it through a winter season. However for most of the winter seasons Richard would return to the lower 48 States, often spending his time visiting with family, schools, and various groups sharing his experiences and films of his adventures at Twin Lakes, Alaska.
We are currently using the U. S. Postal Service to ship your purchases. Shipping of books and DVD's will be shipped separate from Limited Edition Prints, Calendars and note cards. Every attempt is made to keep the shipping/handling charges as low as possible. In some cases it may be necessary for you to sign for your package.
Every attempt will be made to ship outside the continental United States, but some places are simply cost prohibitive. Please contact us via email or phone for a quote on international shipping prices.
Our website is not set up to accept payment of your purchase, however, when we receive your inquiry we will either give you a call or respond to your email regarding your intended purchase, and explain the process for your purchase.
S/N stands for signed and numbered.
The general rule of thumb for an Artist Proof edition is usually 10% of the limited edition print size, however that can vary. As an example, if the limited edition size of a print is 100, the artist's proof edition would normally be 10. Artist's proofs have a perceived higher value in the market place because of its limited supply and availability. Artist's proofs edition is signified with "AP" or"Artist Proof" in front of the number (AP 2/10).
Limited edition describes a definitive number of prints that are produced. The quantity is determined by the artist and the publisher. The number sets the edition size and the artist then signs and numbers each print accordingly. As an example: 20/100. The "20" is the individual print number and the "100" signifies how many are in the edition.