Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West
By Walt Reed
Edited by Roger Reed
Introduction by Lynn Verschoor, director, South Dakota Art Museum
Hardbound with jacket $50.00
304 pages with 73 black and white and 294 color plates. 12.5 x 9.75
Coming spring 2010 from Flesk Publications
Harvey Dunn was one of twentieth century America’s most powerful illustrators, painters and teachers. This comprehensive volume covers a major portion of his illustrations and paintings for the first time. Content includes illustration art, pioneer and western works, and his powerful World War I pieces inspired by his battlefield sketches. Also included are the rarely seen nudes, portraits, and murals. Paintings from museums and private collections showcase the full range of this talented American artist.
For this book, many original paintings were tracked down and re-photographed in order to reintroduce the work of this important artist. Until now, most of Dunn’s paintings and illustrations have been unavailable to the public in their original form.
Locations of pictures in public collections are listed, as are the original publication dates and places. Additionally, a section is devoted to the artist’s working and teaching methods. Also included is a reprinting of Dunn’s “An Evening in the Classroom,” compiled from notes made during critiques, passing on his inspirational teaching philosophy. A comprehensive list of Dunn’s students with sample art is included as well.
WALT REED: In 1974 Walt Reed founded Illustration House, Inc. Reed was part of the instructional staff of the Famous Artists School. There he worked with some of America’s most prominent illustrators, including Norman Rockwell, Stevan Dohanas, Robert Fawcett and Albert Dorne. His previous books include, The Illustrator in America, Harold von Schmidt Draws and Paints the Old West, Great American Illustrators, and The Art of Tom Lovell. Reed was editor for North Light Publications in 1972-1976. He designed the Bicentennial 50 State Flag stamps and has been a consultant on several subsequent stamp projects.
ROGER REED is president of the Illustration House gallery. Roger has written articles for American Art Review, Step-by-Step Graphics and other magazines, and edited Illustrator in America. Roger has curated or arranged exhibitions of illustrative art at the Brandywine River Museum, the Society of Illustrators in New York, and J.C. Leyendecker’s first museum retrospective at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 1997. He is on the Permanent Collection Committee of the Society of Illustrators in New York and has consulted for other museums in the authentication of works of illustrators.