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The legendary illustrator Mead Schaeffer, eclipsed by Wyeth and Schoover but every bit as powerful a painter. Famous for his many Saturday Evening Post cover and interior illustrations, his posters for the WWII war effort, and his many early children's book illustrations for King Arthur, Moby Dick, and more. Next up: magazine and advertising illustrator Michael Dolas, in a revealing look at an illustrator you may have never heard of before--but deserving your attention. His work is stunning!
Dolas is a master of fiction illustration and beautiful women and period illustrations from the 1940s and 1950s. And nearly ever piece reproduced here looks to be from the original paintings, offering a clarity and warmth of color you won't find elsewhere. What a wonderful new discovery, to see a great range of work from an artist entirely new even to us.
The Mead Schaeffer article is written by David E. Conway and is loaded with magnificent reproductions, again mostly from the original paintings done in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. His skill extended from contemporary magazine illustrations with the latest fashions, to medieval knights and ladies, adventures, pirates--he could and did do it all. For me as a collector of illustrated books, Schaeffer was right there alongside N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, and others. Each new book I could turn up by him was a new thrill. But he was also so prolific in the magazines, which today are so rarely seen except in fine features such as this or full-blown art books. But there has never been an art book on Schaeffer. This at least helps to bridge the time until that happens.
Plus Book reviews, Exhibitions and Events, and more round out this 80 page issue!
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Item Code IL45 Publisher Illustrated Press Publish Date 2014 Binding Magazine Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 80pg Color Full Color