Saturday, July 30, 2016


 Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence
lithograph - 1936 - detail


From an exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum :

In 1935, George Macy, the publisher of the Heritage Press and Limited Editions Club books, invited Norman Rockwell to illustrate Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Rockwell visited Hannibal, Missouri, Twain’s boyhood town, to find authentic details to include in his work. Twain’s vivid descriptions of character, setting and mood were an inspiration to the illustrator, who considered each of the writer’s scenes to be “complete and perfect to the last detail.”

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Saul Tepper

Carousel by Fannie Hurst Cosmopolitan Oct 1929

Title:  Untitled
Category:  Illustration
Medium:  Other
Signature:  Lower Left
Size:  28" x 40"
Style:  Illustration
Subject:  American Scene/Regionalism
Created:  1929

Seller's Notes/Description:  Carousel by Fannie Hurst Cosmopolitan Oct 1929 Won the Harvard Award in 1929; Newspaper Award in 1936 and was elected to the Society of Illustrations Hall of Fame in 1980.