Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Gruau: Portraits of Men
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Rejane Bargiel, Sylvie Nissen, Rene Gruau, Bargiel, Sylvie Nissen, Rejane, Gruau, Rene, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Assouline, 2012, 1st, 9781614280781, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 260 pages, 250 full-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Primarily known for his colorful and vivacious portrayals of women, René Gruau revolutionized the concept of masculinity in fashion imagery and...

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Rene Gruau (1984)
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Frieda Grafe, Rene Gruau, Grafe, Frieda, Gruau, Rene, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (topedege of dustjacket is lightly edgeworn), Rizzoli, New York, 1984, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 136 pages, 59 color and 15 black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

The English language edition of this spectacular monograph on the iconic illustrator/designer Rene Gruau (1909-2004). Renown in the fashion and...

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Joelle Chariau, Holly Brubach, Rene Gruau, Chariau, Holly Brubach, Joelle, Gruau, Rene, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Munich, Prestel, 2021, 1st, 9783791388014, 12.75 inches, 10.5 inches, 240 pages, 133 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A beautifully produced art book devoted to one of the greatest illustrator-designers of the twentieth century. Over 120 full-page color illustrations...

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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, 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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Alastair Crompton, Frank Hampson, Frank Hampson, Crompton, Frank Hampson, Alastair, Hampson, Frank, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, PS Publishing, London, 2010, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 216 pages, color illustrations, softcover, boards

A full colour illustrated biography of Frank Hampson, with the best of his original artwork finally printed as it was meant to be seen! The book is...

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Keith G. Olson, Steve Hanks, Olson, Keith G., Hanks, Steve, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelf wear), Bloomington, MN, Hadley House, 1994, 18.5 inches, 12.5 inches, 128 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

This watercolor painter is very popular in the print market that worshipped Thomas Kinkade. Hanks is technically proficient and his female figures are...

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The Most of John Held Jr.
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Mark Connelly, John Held Jr, Connelly, Mark, Held, Jr, John, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (holes and fading to the endpapers, interior clean, corners sharp, dustjacket is worn with closed tear, stains and a tape repair), Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1972, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 117 illustrations, 38 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

The best collection of this artist's work to date. This monograph covers all aspects of Held's stunning work: pen & ink, woodcuts, watercolors, &...

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Jamie Hewlett, Hewlett, Jamie, Very Fine, London, Westbrook Gallery, 2015, 1st, 978-0-9559453-9-7, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 50 pages, approx. 34 color and 20 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

The catalogue of an 2015 exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London, of previously unseen works by Jamie Hewlett. The exhibit comprises three collections. In...

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The Brothers Hildebrandt
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Greg & Tim Hildebrandt, Limited to 7500 copies, VF, Hildebrandt, Greg & Tim, John Taylor, 1978, 1st, wraps

"A book about the artists published in honor of their exhibition July 8, 1978." With an interview, their early signature pieces (Tolkien, Star Wars), and...

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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...


Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Inscribed and dated 9/1/92 by Hirschfeld on the half-title page, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (bottom edge shelf rubbed), Scribners, New York, 1991, 3rd, 10.75 inches, 12.5 inches, xxx, 306 pages, 9 color and over 330 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"More than three-quarters of the drawings either have never been published or have not been seen since their initial publication in the newspapers or...

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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Signed by Hirschfeld on the half-title page, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (two short closed tears at the bottom edge), Scribners, New York, 1991, 1st, 10.75 inches, 12.5 inches, xxx, 306 pages, 9 color and over 330 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"More than three-quarters of the drawings either have never been published or have not been seen since their initial publication in the newspapers or...

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Show Business is No Business
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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Near Fine in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (light shelfwear, Sharp corners, dustjacket is edgeworn with two pieces missing), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1951, 1st, 8.75 inches, 6.75 inches, xiii, 142 pages, 82 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Lively witty essays on the theatre written & illustrated by Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld describes the world he knows so well in eleven chapters: Theatres,...

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Show Business is No Business
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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (the book is age toned, but very sound, corners sharp, spine sound, dustjacket is worn with chips, pieces missing), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1951, 1st, 8.75 inches, 6.75 inches, xiii, 142 pages, 82 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Lively witty essays on the theatre written & illustrated by Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld describes the world he knows so well in eleven chapters: Theatres,...

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Al Hirschfeld, VF, Hirschfeld, Al, 1998, 1st, wraps

One of four collectors' covers by Hirschfeld (A Fond Farewell to Seinfeld). This copy features a Hirschfeld cover painting of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and a...

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Hofmekler’s Gallery
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Ori Hofmekler, Fine, Hofmekler, Ori, Times Books, 1987, 1st, wraps

The Israeli-born caricaturist’s second collection. Every painted caricature is accompanied by the artist’s preliminary drawings and commentary.

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Lawrence Blackmore, Jim Holdaway, Enric Romero, John Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Blackmore, Lawrence, Holdaway, Enric Romero, John Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Jim, Limited to 600 copies, Near Fine/Near Fine. Includes the CD., Book Palace Book, London, 2014, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 88 pages, over 160 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Modesty Blaise, the tough and enigmatic character created by Peter O'Donnell, made her international debut on Monday 13th May 1963 in...

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Graphic Gallery 8
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Ferdinand Horvath, Horvath, Ferdinand, Near Fine (mild wear), Russ Cochran, West Plains, MO, 1976, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 52 pages, color and black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A catalog of original artwork by Disney production designer Ferdinand Horvath (The Band Concert, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). Concept art, storyboards,...

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Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (moderate shelfwea, Clark Hulings, Hulings, Clark, White Burro Publishing, 1986, 1st, 11.4 inches, 14.4 inches, 192 pages, 154 color plates including actual size details highlighting brushwork, textures and other instructional aspects, also includes many field studies and 40 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A scarce monograph on this illustrator and landscape painter. This thick volume covers every aspect of his painting: landscapes, still lifes, portraits,...

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John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, Near Fine to Fine pages in Near Fine binders. Pages are clean but have slight age toning and edgewear. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The binders are lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949-1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 1552 pages, 23 color plates and over 4000 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binders, English

This is not the Famous Artists School Course you are familiar with (24 lessons in 3 binders), this is the Advanced Course. In the advanced course,...

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James Johnson, Johnson, James, Very Fine, James Johnson, Detroit, 2017, 1st, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 64 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Detroit-based artist James Johnson is noted for his elaborately-rendered portraits of dorks... not your everyday dorks, but prime uberdorks like Edswine...

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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: A Life in Art
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Jeffrey Jones, Jones, Jeffrey, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2011, 3rd 2014, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 264 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This art book was published just before Jeff Jones' death. It is almost entirely art, including a number of previously unpublished pieces. There is just a...

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