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A wonderful new exhibition catalog from the Norman Rockwell Museum. The exhibition features Schoonover's paintings for such classic stories as Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, and Ivanhoe, illustrations for the novels of Zane Grey and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Schoonover's long teaching career is examined, as is his role in establishing the Delaware Art Museum and obtaining seminal Pyle works for its collection--as one of the original Pyle students himself. Original paintings, drawings, and studies, archival photographs and examples of the artist's daybooks and personal effects.
During his long career, he illustrated more than two hundred books, and created memorable portrayals of Clarence Edward Mulford's Hopalong Cassidy to the delight of the character's many ardent fans.
Includes foreword by Andrew J. Sordoni, III and Preface by Robert T. Horvath, with essays by Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, John Schoonover, Christine B. Podmaniczky, and Alice A. Carter, along with full exhibition checklist.
Frank E. Schoonover's (1877-1972) legendary adventure paintings were inspired by the belief that artists should live what they paint -- an adage often repeated by his noted teacher, illustrator Howard Pyle, and absorbed by his fellow student and friend, N.C. Wyeth. This explores the breadth of this important Golden Age artist's career, beginning with Schoonover's art school experiences as a student in Pyle's classes at the newly founded Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry in Philadelphia, beginning in 1896, and his time at the Chadds Ford Summer School in 1899, where he honed his skills among other gifted Pyle pupils.
The artist's historical book illustrations and dramatically staged adventure paintings illuminate the depth of his own wanderlust. Schoonover made daring excursions to Canada and Alaska--during one such trip, in 1903, he traveled 1,200 miles almost entirely by snowshoe, dogsled, and canoe. In that he joins Hal Foster for having such personal, intimate experience in the wilds that he could bring to his work.
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Item Code FRANAV Publisher Norman Rockwell Museum Publish Date 2018 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x9 # Pages 120pg Color Full Color