Poster Image

Stickley arm chair beneath oak tree


Item#: 2024SYR01

Purchase Details

11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

You also receive…

An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

Poem Inspiration Location

One of Eleven

poster information


One of eleven

He rises to Wellington

Stickley Reigns Supreme

Living in Central NY provides a rich experience in history, and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to write about Mr. Stickley.

Bringing together words that would show his vision as he grew in his craft signified our community’s ability to recognize and nurture that fierce determination of spirit.

This spirit sparks and shows itself every so often here, and I love to view that brilliance.

The Syracuse Poster Project has a special place in my heart because of my time at Syracuse University. When I researched Gustav Stickley, he reminded me of the resilient, quality driven artists I had befriended in school.

In his magazine, “The Craftsman,” he encouraged readers to make things by hand, so that’s what I did. Ink brush pens are my favorite for their bold lines and force me to be confident, since there’s no way to erase mistakes! I wanted to draw a beautiful oak tree, since that was how he created much of his iconic furniture. Then I painted tons of textures in acrylic gouache using sponges, toothbrushes, and paintbrushes. I scanned everything in and assembled the pieces, similar to assembling furniture!

The concept was simple: a luscious oak tree and his iconic Morris chair underneath. These two elements provide the everyman with comfort and beauty that can live on for hundreds of years. In the poem, the verse “Stickley reigns supreme” represents his legacy which not only impacted the furniture industry, but created a community that loves the craft.