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be glad to discuss your options and choices with you. We accept Visa and Mastercard.

We offer a wide selection of limited edition hand signed and
finished giclee prints in addition to select original oil paintings.
And, of course, the book
Born by the River: People of the
Mississippi River Towns
is available.































The Book        Born by the River: People of the Mississippi River Towns

The Mississippi River brought white explorers and traders to Minnesota in the late
1700s and early 1800s changing forever the lives of the native Ojibwa and Dakota
nations. As their lives were
changed, so were the lives
of the settlers. Now, one
hundred and fifty years later,
Born by the River: People of
the Mississippi River Towns
explores with fresh eyes how
the lives of the current
residents of the upper
Mississippi River towns have
changed. The enormous
impact that growth in
transportation and the
expansion of industry and
retail capitalism have had on
the river and the people that
live by it is shown through
first person interviews,
insightful paintings and
illuminating photographs.
As these interviews and
paintings show, the river and its people are still living through dramatic changes.

As Mark Twain introduced the Mississippi River to the world through the tales of his
young characters Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, Ron Merchant lets the people of 2005 tell
their personal tales of fishing, floating, swimming and growing up by the river. While
some lament the loss of childhood simplicity, most look to the future with expectations
of an improved connection to the river. Many herald the growing leisure use of the
Mississippi River with expanded marinas and condos as bringing life back to the river
passed by because of our love of the car.

Born by the River: People of the Mississippi River Towns invites you into the lives of
twenty-six people in eight locations on the river in Minnesota starting at the Headwaters
in Itasca State Park, through the towns of Jacobson, Saint Cloud and Elk River. After
stopping in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, you finish in the still
active historic towns of Red Wing and Winona. Through his award winning paintings
and interviews, Ron Merchant once again introduces you to life on the Mississippi.

Born by the River, People of the Mississippi River Towns
 144 page full color hardcover book with critical essays by Roslye B. Ultan
 and Britt Aamodt. Features 36 color plates of the paintings, over 100 color
 photographs and 26 interviews of people living by the Mississippi River.

 Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 Limner Fine Publishing, 2006
 
 ISBN 0-9776934-0-6
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Original Oil Paintings

Several original oil paintings are still available. Oils currently range in price from
$1,250.00 for a 16" x 20" to $6,375.00 for a 36" x 60" size. Prices vary based on size
and image. Framing is extra. All prices are subject to change.

Giclee Prints

Limner Fine Publishing is proud to offer limited edition hand-finished giclee prints on
canvas of many of the paintings from the following series:
In the Stream, 2004
Born by the River: People of the Mississippi River Towns, 2006

Each giclee print is hand-finished by Ron Merchant to recreate the brush strokes
without changing any original colors. Each giclee print is individually signed and
numbered and is unique due to the hand finishing.

Prints are available three ways: as loose canvas, mounted on stretcher bars or
mounted and framed.

Sizes are available  from 8" x 10" up to 36" x 60".

Prices start at $
250.00 for a framed 8" x 10" up to $1,550.00 for a 40" x 50" gallery
wrapped print without a frame.

The following paintings are currently available as giclee prints:

Giclee Prints:                   Hand Finished and Stretched        Framed

Born by the River Series 2006                                                                                               

Dog Walking Mears Park   (Saint Paul)
                         8” x 10”        ONLY Available Framed         
                       16” x 20”                                            

Fishing at the Levee   (Red Wing)
                         8” x 10”        ONLY Available Framed          
                       16” x 20”                                              

Fishing Latsch Island   (Winona)
                       24” x 36”                                          custom only

Main Street South   (Red Wing)
                         8” x 10”        ONLY Available Framed          
                       16” x 20”                                              

Mill City Morning   (Minneapolis)
                       16” x 24”                                             
                       24” x 36”                                         custom only
                       36” x 54”                
                         custom only
On Seventh Street   (Saint Paul)
                       10” x 8”        ONLY Available Framed           
                       20” x 16”                                              

A Spot of Shade   (Red Wing)
                       24” x 36”                                          custom only

Tugs at Harriet Island   (Saint Paul)
                       24” x 36”                                          custom only
                       36” x 54”                
                          custom only


In the Stream Series 2004        (all Minneapolis)                                                                   

Across the Street       8” x 10”        ONLY Available Framed      
                       16” x 20”                                            
                       24” x 30”                                        custom only


Green Light
                       40” x 50”                                    
    custom only


On Time, On Target
                       16” x 20”                                             
                       24” x 30”                                        custom only

Waiting for the Bus      8” x 10”        ONLY Available Framed        
                       16” x 20”                                             
                       24” x 30”                                         custom only

Zelo, Nicollet Mall
                       10” x 8”        ONLY Available Framed        
                       20” x 16”                                           
                       30” x 24”                                        custom only

Other available prints                                                                                                               

Morning, Manhattan
                       22” x 28”                                         custom only

Rosen’s
                       24” x 32”                                        custom only
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A Spot of Shade

oil on canvas
24" x 36"
2005

$2,655.00

Red Wing, Minnesota
Streetwalkers, oil, 16" x 20", $1,250
Ron Merchant
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Morning, Manhattan, 22" x 28", 2003, giclee print