- Full Description
This two-volume, slip-cased Catalogue Raisonné encompasses Schoonover's entire career, from his earliest sketches to his last easel paintings. Included are over 3000 images, many in full color, and a detailed biography. A student of Howard Pyle, Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972) is recognized as one of the foremost illustrators of his time. His prolific contribution to American illustration spanned more than 40 years. This will stand as the pre-eminent record of Schoonover, his life, and his work. While many of the illustrations must be kept small, there are a good, satisfying number of works reproduced full page size, from the original paintings.
Includes an accompanying time line, information about his models and students, lists of exhibitions and the magazines he illustrated, two additional bibliographies, and three indices.
His work appeared in popular periodicals in the first half of the twentieth century, including Harpers, Scribner's, Saturday Evening Post, American Boy, Country Gentleman, and Colliers, as well as in over 150 books, particularly children's classics and contemporary fiction by such authors as Jack London, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Clarence Mulford, and Zane Grey. His iconic images of Hopalong Cassidy, Blackbeard, Jean LaFitte, Jim Bridger, Robinson Crusoe, Hans Brinker, Gulliver, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Joan of Arc remain a testimony to his creative, artistic ability.
Schoonover was taught by the quintessential American illustrator, Howard Pyle. With Pyle's help, Schoonover initiated his illustrative career in 1899, recording his works in day books, a chronological, detailed account that he maintained for his entire career.
- Additional Information
Item Code FAKH Publisher Oak Knoll Publish Date 2009 ISBN 9781584562382 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x13 # Pages 1244pg Color Full Color