Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Fine (sharp, very flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Wyomissing, PA, 1977, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, 2 color and 198 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A beautiful copy of this scarce 1977 original art catalog that was designed and produced by Steranko and Supergraphics. Similar in style & format to...

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Philippe Caza, Caza, Philippe, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Sevres, Editions la Sirene, 1994, 1st, 9782840450580, 11 inches, 9.25 inches, 88 pages, 100 color plates and 11 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print and quite scarce. Beyond his work in French comics (Metal Hurlant and more), Caza was a popular science fiction illustrator. This...

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Charles Bell, VF/VF, Geldzahler, Henry, Bell, Charles, Abrams, 1991, 1st, cloth

The first book-length study of this photorealist painter best known for his extreme close-ups of gleaming pinball machines. With an essay by Louis K. Meisel

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Chicken Fat
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Will Elder, Elder, Will, Very Fine, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2006, 1st, 8.4 inches, 8 inches, 94 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Elder, one of comics' most fertile and wide-ranging imaginations, coined "chicken fat" to describe the myriad background gags crammed...

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Julie Cummins, VF/VF, Cummins, Julie, PBC, 1998, 1st, cloth, English

55 contemporary illustrators each receive a two-to-four page profile with two-to-eight illustrations. Each illustration is accompanied by the artist's...

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Alex Schomburg, Very Fine, Schomburg, Alex, Father Tree, 1986, 1st, wraps, English

The primary monograph on the comic book, pulp and sci-fi magazine cover artist. Produced with the assistance and cooperation of the artist.

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Cleworth: AN ARTFULLlife
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Harold Cleworth, Cleworth, Harold, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Design Studio Press, Culver City, CA, 2015, 9781624650161, 11 inches, 11 inches, 168 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: "The painter laureate of the car" --AutoWeek Be dazzled by gorgeous paintings from award-winning automotive artist Harold...

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Coby Whitmore
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Coby Whitmore, Whitmore, Coby, Very Fine, Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC, 1986, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 13 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A catalog for a gallery show of 13 paintings (one per page). Nice reproduction. Four text pieces including one by Joseph (Joe) Bowler and an interview with...

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Coco, The Far-Out Poodle
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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (some dryrot to edges of boards, gift inscription on front endpapers, corners sharp, interior very sound, moderate wear and tear to dustjacket), Random House, New York, 1963, 1st, 11.3 inches, 8.25 inches, 66 pages, two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Jon Whitcomb wrote this story book about his own pet poodle and filled it with charming soft pencil drawings reproduced as two-color illustrations.

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Limited to 1000 sets, Very Fine, Profiles in History, Calabasa, CA, 2016, 1st, 14.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 334 pages, over 320 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Comic & Illustration Art Auction and The Frank Darabont Collection Set: (2) spectacular 10.5 x 14.5 inch limited edition coffee-table catalogs. (1)...

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Kinuko J. Craft, NF, Craft, Kinuko J., 1981, 1st, wraps

Portfolios: illustrators Kinuko Y. Craft (23 illustrations), James McMullan, Atari design.

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Paul Conrad, Conrad, Paul, Signed and inscribed by the artis, A few stains to the top edge, otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, 1996, 1st, 978-0961909550, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 210 pages, 317 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Inscribed by Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist Conrad to fellow Los Angeles newspaper man (and literary scholar) Nicolas Beck. From the dustjacket:...

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Maurice Horn, VG+ ex-library copy (library bookplate on front end paper, library stamp on top edge otherwise unmarked, clean & tight), Horn, Maurice, Gale Research Co., 1986, 1st, cloth, English

"A biographical, bibliographical, and critical guide to current illustrators, animators, cartoonists, designers, and other graphic artists." Over 100...

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Maurice Horn, VG+ (cover slightly bent, corners slightly rubbed, otherwise unmarked, clean & tight), Horn, Maurice, Gale Research Co., 1986, 1st, cloth, English

"A biographical, bibliographical, and critical guide to current illustrators, animators, cartoonists, designers, and other graphic artists." Each lengthy...

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Contemporary Western Artists
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Peggy and Harold Samuels, Fine/NF (small blemish on dust jacket spine), Samuels, Peggy and Harold, Bonanza, 1985, 1st thus, cloth, English

A biographical dictionary of over 1500 western artists with a biography, a photo, signature and example of their work. A great reference for Western art...

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Contemporary Western Artists
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Peggy and Harold Samuels, Fine, Samuels, Peggy and Harold, Bonanza, 1985, 1st thus, cloth, English

A biographical dictionary of over 1500 western artists with a biography, a photo, signature and example of their work. A great reference for Western art...

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Signed by the artist on a tipped-in color plate, Near Fine (light surface wear), Gary Gianni, Gianni, Gary, Hieronymus Press, 2002, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 60 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Gianni's self-published collection of Monster Men (originally serialized in Hellboy) and a William Hope Hodgeson short story illustrated by Gianni.

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Creative Illustration
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 302 pages, approx. 300 black & white illustrations, with 17 pages in color, Hardcover, boards, English

Andrew Loomis' crowning achievement was this thick volume: the best of all his instruction books. Advanced concepts in picture-making for editorial or...

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Dance the Line: Paintings by Karl Benjamin
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Karl Benjamin, Benjamin, Karl, Print run of 7000 copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, West Hollywood, CA, Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2007, 1st, 9780974942179, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 124 pages, 62 color illustrations, Hardcover, leather spine, pictorial boards, English

51 paintings, plus an essay by Dave Hickey, and lists of Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, and Public Collections. Published on the occasion of an...

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Dave Stevens' Covers and Stories
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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Spine slightly sunned otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2012, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Collects not only all of Dave Stevens' non-Rocketeer comic book covers and stories, but a number of his hard-to-find limited edition pin-up prints and his...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Limited to 250 copies, Spine slightly sunned otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2012, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Variant Cover Edition limited to only 250 copies. From the Publisher: Dave Stevens' Covers & Stories is a collection of renowned comic artist Dave...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Limited to 250 copies, Spine slightly sunned, front cover unevenly sunned, otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2012, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Variant Cover Edition limited to only 250 copies. From the Publisher: Dave Stevens' Covers & Stories is a collection of renowned comic artist Dave...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2011, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 256 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An incredible 256-pages of Dave Stevens' pin-up art, mostly reproduced from the original artwork. This volume collects the entire contents of Stevens' four...

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David Willardson
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David Willardson, Willardson, David, Light edgewear and rubbing, otherwise Very Fine, Graphic Collectibles, Saugerties, NY, 2010, 1st, 6 inches, 9 inches, 14 pages, 27 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A 2010 original art catalog of David Willardson's pin up work, inspired by classic pin up illustrators, George Petty and Vargas. Willardson is an...

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De Ijzeren Lijn
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Joost Swarte, VF, Swarte, Joost, Oog & Blik, 2002, 1st, pictorial boards, Dutch

"The Iron Line." A beautiful little book of drawings for 25 metal sculptures that Joost Swarte designed for the 2002 Floriade (an international...

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Deadman #8 Cover Painting
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Signed and dated '06 by the artist, Fine, Watkiss, John, John Watkiss, 2006

Acrylic on canvas board. 18.25 x 12.25 inches. Matted and framed to an overall size of 26 x 20.50 inches. Published as the cover to Deadman #8 (2006 series)...

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Antonis Antoniou, Steven Heller, Antoniou, Steven Heller, Antonis, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Abrams, 2021, 1st, 9781419747601, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 240 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

As illustrators, one conveys information visually. This is a feast of visual interpretations--or visualizations--of information. Entertaining, inspirational...

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Very Fine, William L. Bird, Jr., Harry R. Rubenstein, Bird, Jr. and Harry R. Rubenstein, William L., Princeton Architectural Press, 1998, 978156981406, 8 inches, 8.75 inches, viii, 111 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster -- inexpensive, accessible, and...

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James Gurney, Gurney, James, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Andrew McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, 2007, 1st, 10 inches, 10.5 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, boards, English

A first printing inscribed by the artist with a drawing. From the publisher: The fourth book in James Gurney's best-selling Dinotopia series...

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Do Re Mi
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Garson Kanin, Al Hirschfeld, Kanin, Garson, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (mild wear to lower corners, dustjacket edgeworn, spine sunned), Little Brown, Boston, 1955, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 90 pages, 29 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A Runyonesque novel of gangland and Broadway (by the writer of Born Yesterday and other films and books) with 29 wonderful two-color illustrations by...

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Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Hale, Rick Berry, Phil, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (book has light spotting to top edge, lightly shelfworn dustjacket has a small puncture along the spine), Hampton Falls, NH, Donald M. Grant, 1992, 1st, 978-1880418055, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, x, 119 pages, over 103 color and 34 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: The publication of this seminal art book first brought to public awareness the visionary art of Rick Berry and Phil Hale. Going well...

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Gerald Scarfe, Scarfe, Gerald, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Little Brown, New York, 2006, 1st American, 12.75 inches, 10.2 inches, 352 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 400 illustrations by Scarfe. From the publisher: Artist, stage designer, political cartoonist, and satirist, Gerald Scarfe has given us some of...

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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG+ (mild fraying and bumping to the corners, binding & interior very soun, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 6th 1970, cloth

Loomis provides detailed instruction on creating idealized features and faces in the "Chicago advertising art" style of Sundblom and Gil Elvgren . This...


Drawing The Head & Hands
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Very Good+/Very Good+ (mild fraying and bumping to the upper corners, otherwise book is very clean and brigh, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 7th 1970, Hardcover, cloth, English

Recently reprinted by Titan, this is the original publisher's edition with far superior reproduction of the many pencil drawings. Loomis provides detailed...

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Drawing the Head and Hands
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Very Fine in Fine Dustjacket , Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan, 2011, Hardcover, boards with dust jacket, English

From the publisher: "The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including the great American painter Norman Rockwell and...

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Linda Jacobson, Harry Carmean, Jacobson, Linda, Carmean, Harry, Very Good+ (cover edges rubbed and discolored), Borden Publishing Company, Alhambra, 1975, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, 105 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

105 dynamic life drawings by this revered Art Center instructor--the only living artist that was ever included in this Master Draughtsman Series. Quite...

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Drawn From New England
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Tasha Tudor, Fine/Fine, Tudor, Bethany, Tudor, Tasha, Philomel, 1979, Later, cloth spine, English

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Martyn Dean, Melvyn Grant, Julek Heller, Michael Kaluta, Chris Moore, Charles Vess, Berni Wrightson, Dean, Martyn, Grant, Julek Heller, Michael Kaluta, Chris Moore, Charles Vess, Berni Wrightson, Melvyn, Very Good+ in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped), Paper Tiger, Surrey, 1988, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Portfolios and profiles of six artists: Melvyn Grant, Julek Heller, Michael Kaluta, Chris Moore, Charles Vess, and Berni Wrightson. "Through interviews...

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Roy Andersen, Andersen, Roy, Very Fine/Very Fine, Settlers West Galleries, Tuscon, 2000, 1st, 10.25 inches, 11.6 inches, 168 pages, over 140 color plates, Hardcover, cloth, English

Dreamspinner recounts the story of Western Artist Roy Andersen, whose artistic career spans more than fourty-five years. As an illustrator, his paintings...

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Don Maitz, Maitz, Don, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA, 1993, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, xiii, 98 pages, 79 color and 4 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth

The second collection of this award-winning science fiction/fantasy cover artist. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist, Foreword by Don Maitz, Afterword by...

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Eclectic Eccentric
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Very Fine/Very Fine, John Rombola, Vienne and Melissa Tardiff, Veronique, Rombola, John, Chronicle Books, 2009, 1st, 9780811869041, 0811869040, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the Publisher: John Rombola started his career illustrating for magazines, and his work frequently appeared in Life, Holiday, and Town &...

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Ed Emberley
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Todd Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Ed Emberley, Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Todd, Emberley, Ed, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, AMMO Books, Los Angeles, 2014, 9781623260385, 9.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 288 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that "he draws pictures for a living." Now in his...

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Ed Emberley
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Todd Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Ed Emberley, Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Todd, Emberley, Ed, Moderate scrape to the bottom edge of the front board (cover) otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, AMMO Books, Los Angeles, 2014, 9781623260385, 9.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 288 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that "he draws pictures for a living." Now in his...

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Edward Koren, Fine, Rosand, David, Koren, Edward, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2010, French wraps, English

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Elles et Moi
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Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket issued in publisher's shrink wrap, Kiraz, Kiraz, Denoel, 2003, 1st, 2207255468, 12.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 128 pages, 134 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, French

"Frivolous and sublime, the Parisiennes designed by Kiraz entered legend. With spontaneous elegance, they adopt striking new outfits everyday." - Vogue...

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Embracing an Icon: The Posters of Bernard Villlemot
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George Bon Salle, Bernard Villlemot, Bon Salle, George, Villlemot, Bernard, Very Fine in Very Good dustjacket (mild scratches and scuffing to back panel of dustjacket), New York, Posters Please, Inc, 2016, 12.4 inches, 9.5 inches, 320 pages, over 565 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the posters of Bernard Villemot (1911-1989)! Over 565 posters in color! From the publisher: Bernard Villemont's poster art can...

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Epic Art: The Art of Joe Smith
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Gary Gerani, Joe Smith, Gerani, Gary, Smith, Joe, Print run of 1000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dreams and Visions Press, Modesto, 2021, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first art book devoted to this movie poster artist. Capturing a long lost era of movie promotion. From the publisher: Award-winning illustrator...

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Jim Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick, Jim, Fine, De Danann Press, Dublin, 1985, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 112 pages, 125 illustrations, most in color, softcover, wraps, English

Celtic mythology written & illustrated by Jim Fitzpatrick. With extensive notes on the drawings & paintings. And a list of publications.

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