John Berkey’s 1967 Calendar
I was 16 when this calendar came out, so it’s taken me 44 years to see it!
Once again all of the art is signed “J.Conrad”!
MAY — The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
JUNE — The America’s Cup Yacht Race in Newport, Rhode Island
APRIL — The Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia
MARCH — Mardi Gras in New Orleans
JULY — The Franconia Notch in New Hampshire
Below: An old picture postcard of the real Franconia Notch
FEBRUARY — Eskimo “Blanket Tossing” in Anchorage, Alaska
JANUARY — Berkey’s somewhat “different” view of The Grand Canyon
AUGUST — Superior National Forest in Minnesota
SEPTEMBER — Hoover Dam in Nevada
OCTOBER — Mount Rainer in Washington State
NOVEMBER — Taos Pueblo in New Mexico
DECEMBER — Annapolis Naval Academy Chapel
Below: A pic of the real Chapel
The Cover of this Calendar was NOT by Berkey!
It was by an unknown artist who signed it “PECK”….
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John Berkey’s 1969 Calendar
This calendar came out back when I was 19 years old… I never saw it until the year 2010… so it only took me 41 years to finally see it!!
NOTE: Once again all the art is signed “J.Conrad” on this calendar!
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When James Gurney (DINOTOPIA artist/author) saw this calender, here’s what he commented:
Nice find! Berkey makes it look so easy. Thanks for sharing.
JANUARY — Racing Catamarans in Hawaii
FEBRUARY — A Plantation House in South Carolina
MARCH — Arches National Monument in Utah
BELOW: A pic of the real Delicate Arch to compare to Berkey’s painting!
APRIL — Harper’s Ferry in West Virginia
BELOW: A pic of the real Harper’s Ferry…
MAY — Old Fort Mackinac in Michigan
BELOW: A pic of the real buidling in Berkey’s painting….
JUNE — Mark Twain’s boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri
BELOW: A pic of the real buidling (too bad that big tree wasn’t there against the white wall when John did his painting)!…
JULY — Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine, authorized by George Washington in 1787
BELOW: A pic of the real lighthouse!…
AUGUST — Salt-water Fishing in New Jersey (NICE!)
Interesting Observation: In the July 1967 SPORTS AFIELD John Scott did his illustration of men fishing at the sea shore… did Berkey use this as his inspiration for his fishing painting he did in 1968?…
SEPTEMBER — Dwight Eisenhower Home in Abilene, Kansas
BELOW: A pic of the real building (I couldn’t find a pic with the flag pole)…
OCTOBER — Mystic Seaport Reconstructed Village in Connecticut
NOVEMBER — Pheasant Hunting in Iowa and Nebraska
DECEMBER — St. Elizabeth’s Church in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
BELOW: A pic of the real church…
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John Berkey’s 1974 Calendar
Berkey’s prelim for this calendar cover:
This calendar has 13 beautiful nature paintings, and I will post them over the next few days — and it also had one of the paintings from Berkey’s 1980’s “blurry” video…
…And now we can finally see it in focus!…
BELOW: This 1974 calendar also printed Berkey’s Eagle Nest painting!
A “blurry” image of this one was also on Berkey’s 1980s video….
BELOW: A really beautiful raccoon painting!
And here is the December ’74 painting:
Here are larger images of 4 of the flowers that Berkey painted for this calendar:
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John Berkey’s 1976/1776
This painting was reprinted in the Dec 1983 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING:
BELOW: The “blurry” image of this painting that was on Berkey’s 1980s experimental video:
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John Berkey’s 1973 Americana Calendar!
Hmmmm… I was 23 back when this calendar was published, so it only took me 37 years to finally see it…!
BELOW: The “blurry” image that was on Berkey’s 1980s video…
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2 prelims for Berkey’s calendars that were for sale on eBay in mid-2009…
BELOW: Feeding the Moose in the Winter for an Unknown Calendar
ABOVE: The Watchtower, a painting for a calendar is currently for sale for $595 on this website
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John Berkey’s Video Film
BELOW: If you go to this website and watch the hour-long 1987 video film that John Berkey made of his art, you will see 50 examples of Berkey’s calendar art!
Unfortunately the video quality is not real good, and the images are blurry — but at least you can partially see them — and maybe someday they will be reprinted! (I have found the Liberty Bell painting and some others, and hope to find more of these)….
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If you have a John Berkey Calendar that I don’t yet have, contact me and let’s arrange for your calendar images to be posted!