He later designed various paint schemes for drivers like Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, and drew programs for races at Charlotte Motor Speedway From our early beginnings with my dad as kids, to painting us a family portrait for my dad for Christmas 2000, a sweet newborn pen drawing of Karsyn, he has blessed us so much. He later designed various paint schemes for drivers like Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, and drew programs for races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.Copyright © 2020 NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Bass Rock, Scotland Canvas Print, Setting Sun on Lake Sam Rayburn Canvas Print, Sam Bush - Jerry Douglas - Mark Shatz Canvas Print. A friend to everyone he met. USD ($), Copyright © 2020 FineArtAmerica.com - All Rights Reserved, Northern Gannets, Bass Rock, Scotland, Uk. [1][4], He was later commissioned by Allison's merchandise team member Hank Jones to create a poster of Allison to sell, followed by doing the same for fellow Miller Brewing Company-sponsored driver Bobby Hillin Jr.[2] In late 1987, Miller requested him to design Allison and Hillin's schemes for the 1988 season. NASCAR® and its marks are trademarks of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC. All rights reserved. [3] His studio Sam Bass Illustration and Design opened in 1991, located near the track's turn one. Drivers and teams reacted to the sad news. Sep 23, 2013 - Explore Darlena Eggebrecht's board "Sam Bass NASCAR artist", followed by 439 people on Pinterest. Sam Bass, NASCAR’s first officially licensed artist who fought a lengthy battle with serious kidney issues, died on Saturday. GBP (£) Other paint schemes for Gordon’s rides followed. I personally had them autographed in 1998 at Earnhardt Chevrolet in North Carolina by both drivers and the artist too. The two were friends in sixth grade prior to starting their relationship, eventually marrying in the early 1980s. Looking for design inspiration? Allison went on to win the Daytona 500 in his first race in a Bass-drawn car. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 16, 2019. 24 Chevrolet early in his career. '," Bass said in 1999. A lifelong NASCAR fan, he began working on drivers' cars with Bobby Allison in 1988. Bass started following racing when he was young, attending races at Southside Speedway in Richmond, Virginia with his uncles. https://t.co/pFthisq1X9, — Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) February 16, 2019, Sam and his family are some of my family’s dearest friends. [1], In 1997, Bass was named NASCAR's first officially licensed artist. Because the number of APs is smaller and because the APs are "closer to the artist's hand," signed APs tend to be more valuable than the prints of a signed and numbered limited edition." Bass had been battling kidney failure and was in search of a transplant. EUR (€) The art also impressed the teams of Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte, who requested paintings of their drivers. Buy sam bass canvas prints designed by millions of independent artists from all over the world. At the track, he convinced security to let him access the garages, where he successfully had his painting signed by Allison and his crew. It’s so hard to understand. He just seemed so grateful for everything that ever happened to him. And so he set such a great example for all of us on how to treat people and how to maintain relationships. [2], In 1984, he was hired by Charlotte Motor Speedway to design programs for the track's races starting with that year's World 600. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Sam Bass, whose images earned acclaim as the first officially licensed artist of NASCAR, died Saturday. Sign up for our newsletter for exclusive deals, discount codes, and more. He was a positive influence on @NASCAR as an artist. “Sam Bass, a loving husband, father, and inspiration to us all, passed away earlier today. Sam Bass has been a significant part of NASCAR’s history. Our sam bass canvas art is stretched on 1.5 inch thick stretcher bars and may be customized with your choice of black, white, or mirrored sides. Bass’ work was also prominent on race-day programs, adorning the cover of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s publications since 1985. CAD ($) https://t.co/aXkPTVgwGq, — Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) February 16, 2019. He made art that helped make the sport and he will be missed by so many. NASCAR graphic designer Harris Lue, left, long looked up to Sam Bass' work as a NASCAR artist. In a statement, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. President and CEO Marcus Smith said: “Our deepest sympathies are with Denise and her family today. There’s not many people that you meet in your life that are so happy to see you every time they see you, and he was that way. Produced in 1988, it is the first proof, Sam Bass ever had reproduced, from one of his original paintings, which were contracted by Nascar drivers or his fans. I still have this original painting @sambassartist did in my shop. He was a consistent presence in the NASCAR garage, and his ever-present smile and endearing personality welcomed all. " An artist's proof, an image made for the artist by the printer. Bass’ work was seen by many at high speed on NASCAR’s circuits, as his designs adorned cars driven by several of the sport’s most prominent drivers. [7] He was also the logo designer for the minor league baseball team Kannapolis Intimidators. Everybody knows how Sam was, how great he was, how amazing. Currency: USD ($) Thank you for your prayers during this very difficult time.”, The sanctioning body of NASCAR said of Bass in a statement: “Though he may have never turned a lap or a wrench, few captured the essence of our sport through his work more than Sam Bass. 24 and 88 teams. “It’s just difficult to know that somebody, they’re here one day and they’re not here anymore. Though we have lost a member of the NASCAR family, his legend will continue in his art – all of which illustrated the greatness of our sport and the talent of a true friend.”. Denise Bass, his wife, confirmed the artist’s passing. [2] In 2001, Bass created a blue base, red flames scheme for Gordon that was driven to the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship; while the colors varied in later races, Gordon continued to drive flames DuPont/Axalta Coating Systems-sponsored cars until his retirement in 2015. [10], Bass died on February 16, 2019, at the age of 57, of a kidney disease. A lifelong NASCAR fan, he began working on drivers' cars with Bobby Allison in 1988. I have an Autographed artist print done by Sam Bass that features Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. entitiled " Rising Son " . Sam Bass (November 20, 1961 – February 16, 2019) was an American motorsports artist known for being NASCAR's first officially licensed artist. [1], A year after graduating high school, Bass joined a friend at the 1981 Talladega 500 with the goal of getting his Bobby Allison painting autographed. Sam Bass, whose images earned acclaim as the first officially licensed artist of NASCAR, died Saturday at the age of 57 following kidney illness. RELATED: Bass-designed Gordon scheme driven by Byron at Darlington. [2] He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a fine arts degree. RIP. — Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) February 16, 2019, Very sad to hear. His work provided our fans a keepsake to treasure, and that was so appropriate, because Sam was always such a fan of our sport and he was such a treasure to the entire NASCAR family. Sam Bass (November 20, 1961 – February 16, 2019) was an American motorsports artist known for being NASCAR's first officially licensed artist. “We worked real hard over the last year or so trying to help Sam,” Earnhardt Jr. said. [1][6], Bass also designed the cars and uniforms for the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. I hope that he’s celebrated because he meant a lot to this sport.”. 24 cars throughout his Cup career. — Wood Brothers Racing (@woodbrothers21) February 16, 2019. His body of work will be a legacy that lives forever. He was so much more than ‘just’ an artist. August Canvas Print, Bigfoot Playing Guitar Electric Guitar Sasquatch Vintage Band Classic Rock Bass Guitar Drums Electr Canvas Print, Northern Ganne Colony With Birds In Flight. JPY (¥) Eventually, he began drawing pictures of the sport; during NASCAR's offseason, he drew what he believed the upcoming Daytona 500's cars would look like; "Then, when the Daytona broadcast would come on TV, I would be like, 'Oh, so that's how it looks. [11], Bass signing race day posters he designed for the, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, "The art of racing: Sam Bass combines lifelong passion for NASCAR and painting", "NASCAR artist Sam Bass proud to be Jeff Gordon's rainbow maker", "Painter-designer has racing in his blood", "Labor of love: Sam Bass paints the pictures of NASCAR", "Byron, Gordon, Bass reflect on 'iconic' throwback Axalta scheme", "Dale Earnhardt Jr. mourns death of NASCAR artist who painted portraits of his dad", "Sam Bass, famed paint scheme and race program designer, dies", "Artist: 'Heartbreaking' to see bankruptcy auction of his NASCAR paintings, memorabilia", "Joey Gase honors NASCAR artist Sam Bass with paint scheme", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sam_Bass_(artist)&oldid=921928366, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 October 2019, at 20:18.

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