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Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xv, 199 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: In the early part of this century, a commercial illustrator so captured the imagination of America that her prints appeared in almost every home. Her fame spread worldwide, yet her name is absent from the annals of American artists and illustrators. Because of this, she has been dubbed the forgotten artist. Now, for the first time, the life and art of Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876 - 1960) are presented biographically, from the early discovery of her talent to her career in commercial illustration. Bessie Pease Gutmann: Her Life and Works details the seventy years this beloved artist was known as the true delineator of child-life. But this book also explores her still lifes, adult portraits, and landscapes. Included are never-before-seen prints, sketches, and paintings, many unsigned, from her personal collection. Over 170 photos, 60 in color, illustrate in beautiful detail the various areas the artist worked in, such as book and magazine illustration, calendar art, fine art prints, postcard art, and advertising art for a variety of products. Particularly valuable are the appendices which include a listing of all her works by title, date, and print dnumber and a chrnology of the important achievements in her life and work.
Title: Bessie Pease Gutmann: Her Life and Works.
Publisher: Radnor, Pennsylvania: Wallace-Homestead Book Company, (1990). First Edition.:
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