Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Mary Blair, Blair, Mary, Near Fine (lower rear corner lightly scraped, otherwise Fine), New York, Golden Books, 2012, 2nd, 978-0375870446, 11 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print! Much of the art in this Mary Blair collection is cleaner and sharper than even the original publications! And it includes the unabriged...

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A Sort Of Saga
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Near Fine/Near Fine (slightly aged, dust jacket very slightly chipped). A very attractive copy, Bill Mauldin, Mauldin, Bill, Wm Sloane, 1949, 1st, 301 pages, over 90 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, English

A memoir of Bill Mauldin's unorthodox boyhood. Very Eisner-esque illustrations throughout. "It seems that once upon a time - in fact, many times...

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Jeffrey Jones, Jones, Jeffrey, Very Fine, Underwood Books, Grass Valley, CA, 1994, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, viii, 40 pages, 44 color illustrations, illustrated endpapers, softcover, wraps, English

This volume concentrates on Jones' romantic paintings of the female figure a la Blind Narcissus. 44 pieces, 30 never before published.

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Jeffrey Jones, Jones, Jeffrey, Very Good+ (vertical crease to the back cover, upper rear corner rubbed, otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Underwood Books, Grass Valley, CA, 1994, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, viii, 40 pages, 44 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

This volume concentrates on Jones' romantic paintings of the female figure a la Blind Narcissus. 44 pieces, 30 never before published.


Jeffrey Jones, Jones, Jeffrey, Very Good+ (mild rubbing to the covers, two corner tips slightly frayed, very flat, tight, clean), Underwood Books, Grass Valley, CA, 1994, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, viii, 40 pages, 44 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

This volume concentrates on Jones' romantic paintings of the female figure a la Blind Narcissus. 44 pieces, 30 never before published.

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Airshow
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Philip Castle, Castle, Philip, Near Fine (slight cover wear, tight, bright, clean), Surrey, Paper Tiger, 1989, 1st, 978-1850280453, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 141 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English

From 1989, Philip Castle's second art book with plenty of his trademark slick shiny warplanes, vintage and modern, and pin-up angels flying through blue...

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All About Girls
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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (corners sharp, pages white, dustjacket slightly agetoned), Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1962, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.25 inches, x, 229 pages, color dustjacket illustration, 14 black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

"America's best-known artist-writer explores the wonderful world of careers for women." A scarce title, Whitcomb's second book only has fifteen...

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Presentation copy inscribed on the front free end pape, Very Good+/Very Good+ (upper corners slightly bumped, dustjacket slightly edgeworn), Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Prentice-Hall, 1962, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.25 inches, x, 229 pages, color dustjacket illustration, 14 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

"America's best-known artist-writer explores the wonderful world of careers for women." Preface by Joan Crawford. Whitcomb's second book has only a...

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Near Fine (mild wear to covers, interior Fine), Belier Press, New York, 1978-79, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, over 500 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

"Devoted to the photographs of non-professional models and photographers which were sold through mail-order by the late Irving Klaw. Over 260 vintage black...

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Andy Warhol: Drawings 1977-87
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Andy Warhol, Warhol, Andy, Fine, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, Me.di.um, 2007, 1st, 978-2952651745, 8.25 inches, 6.7 inches, 60 pages, 25 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

The catalog for an exhibition of 25 drawings.

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Animal'z - Art Catalogue
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Enki Bilal, Bilal, Enki, Limited to 3000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Artcurial, Paris, 2009, 1st, 14 inches, 11.25 inches, 200 pages, over 350 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

An oversize, 200-page, hardcover catalog presenting 350 original drawings shown at the Hotel Marcel Dassault in 2009. Includes an interview with Bilal,...

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Signed an dated 9.27.18 by Robert Williams, Very Fine, Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, 2018, 1st, 10 inches, 7.75 inches, 136 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Signed and dated 9.27.18 by Robert Williams. From the publisher: Prior to the introduction of Juxtapoz Magazine, artists working within a variety of...

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James Avati, Avati, James, Limited to 250 copies signed by Avati on a 3x5 card mounted (removable) in the boklet, Very Fine, Ectoplasm Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 11.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 4 pages, 1 color plate, softcover, wraps

A limited edition fine press keepsake from a 1998 exhibition of 35 Avati paintings with appreciations written by Stanley Meltzoff, Jack Womack, Jonathan...

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Back for More
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Good+ (mild creases along the top three inches of the spine, light bends to the covers, very flat, tight, and clean), Archival Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A 1978 collection of Wrightson's comics stories: "Tales you've all seen before... Back for More." Seven early stories by Wrightson: The Last Hunters,...

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Back for More - Signed
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Signed by the artist, Near Fine (light bump to the upper tip, very flat, tight, bright), Archival Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A very sharp copy of this 1978 collection: "Tales you've all seen before... Back for More." Seven early stories by Wrightson: The Last Hunters, Feed It!,...

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Murry Tinkelman, Tinkelman, Murry, Very Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockridge, MA, 2014, 1st, 10 inches, 8 inches, 32 pages, 50 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum Distinguished Illustrator Series exhibition The Art of Murray Tinkelman (1933 - 2016) collecting dozens of...

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Behold!!! The Protong
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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Last Gasp, San Francisco, 2019, 4th edition, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was a Polish-born sculptor, writer, graphic artist, and heretic. Highly regarded in both the US and...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, FPG Publishing, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994, 1st, 3.5 inches, 2.5 inches, 89 color illustrations, English

Wrightson created 89 new paintings for this trading card set. All 89 color cards have new original images, not pre-existing art! A complete 90 card...


Boris, Vol. 1 (1978)
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Boris Vallejo, Vallejo, Boris, #1527 of 3000 copies, Very Fine, John Taylor, Silver Springs, MD, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 48 pages, 2 color and 52 black & white illustrations and 22 photos, softcover, wraps, English

A profusely illustrated interview & index from 1978. Two color and 52 black & white illustrations and 22 photos of the artist at work. Many book...

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Brian Froud's World of Faerie
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Brian Froud, Froud, Brian, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, San Rafael, Insight, 2007, 1st, 9781933784137, 13 inches, 9.5 inches, 168 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

There are also three little booklets within the book and in an envelope is a poster of a poem by Neil Gaiman . Out of print. From the publisher:...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Underwood, Nevada City, 2008, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 288 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A beautiful copy of this career retrospective. It is sold-out in all editions and long out-of-print. From the publisher: Brush with Passion charts...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Limited to 2000 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Fine slipcase, Nevada City, Underwood, 2008, 1st, 9781599290317, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 304 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This Diamond Exclusive Collector's Edition has 16 extra pages of art (28 images) and a slipcase and was limited to 2000 copies. It quickly sold out. Brush...

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Harry Carmean, Carmean, Harry, Limited to 300 copies, Fine, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2007, 1st, 9 inches, 6 inches, 40 pages, 36 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A scarce, limited edition, exhibition catalog of 28 figure drawings by Carmean and 8 by figure drawings by Miriam Slater. For nearly 50 years,...

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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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Fine (sharp, very flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Wyomissing, PA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 72 pages, 183 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A beautiful copy of this scarce 1978 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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Cecil Beaton
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Cecil Beaton, Beaton, Cecil, Near Fine (short mild scrapes to upper back cover, light wear), London, Chris Beetles Gallery / Sotheby's, 2010, 1st, 9781905738137, 8.25 inches, 6.625 inches, 92 pages, 1 color and 66 black & white photographs, Softcover, wraps, English

English photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was best-known for his fashion photography and his portraits of Hollywood celebrities and noted personalities,...

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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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Christopher Blossom, Blossom, Christopher, Near Fine (light shelwear), Shelton, The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2001, 1st, 9780867130720, 0-86713-072-5, 8.5 inches, 11 inches, 80 pages, 36 full-page color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

36 paintings. From the Publisher: Christopher Blossom grew up on the eastern seaboard, the son and grandson of well-known illustrators, so it's not...

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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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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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Color Sketch for a Cover
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Signed by the artist, Very Good+, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Everett Raymond Kinstler, 9.5 inches, 7 inches, color

The 7 x 9.5 inch color sketch is mounted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 16 inches. The artist has written a note to the buyer on the back: For...

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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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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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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Warren, New York, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 68 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

The all-Wrightson issue with seven classic stories from the height of his career: The Muck Monster, Clarice, Cool Air, A Martian Saga, The Pepper Lake...

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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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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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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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Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Hale, Rick Berry, Phil, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to dustjacket), 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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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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Drawing The Head & Hands
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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...

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