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1 Perlman, Bennard B. (edited by) Revolutionaries of Realism: the Letters of John Sloan and Robert Henri
0691044139 / 9780691044132; An introduction by Mrs. John Sloan is included. In the saga of American art's coming-of-age, Robert Henri and John Sloan stand tall among those in the vanguard of the campaign. These two major American artists were kindred spirits who maintained a special friendship throughout their lives, from the moment they met in 1892 until Henri's death 37 years later. This volume offers the first publication of the full correspondence between the two painters, capturing the opinions, work habits, and various traumas of Henri and Sloan, thus casting a new light on their lives and art. Many of the letters are illustrated with previously unpublished drawings - Henri's quickly sketched caricatures and Sloan's more carefully detailed compositions. As the leaders of the Ashcan School, they proclaimed that all life was fit subject matter for the artist, and organized a landmark exhibition of The Eight - a group that included Maurice Prendergast and Arthur B. Davies - in 1908. These letters also mention other prominent artists of the Henri-Sloan circle. 350 pages including a chronology and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Princeton Univ Press
Princeton, New Jersey, U. S. A., 1997, First Edition
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Illustrated by Sloan, John; Henri, Robert; 
Price: 20.24 USD
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2 Swales, David Hand Illustrated Postal Envelopes
1858213169 / 9781858213163; In this beautiful and innovative book, David Swales studies hand-illustrated postal envelopes from their origins in the nineteenth century, to the lastest greatly enhanced forms, made possible by the use of modern materials, graphical styles and postal practices. Swales describes how the integration of clever ideas, good artwork and an appropriate choice of postal stamp into the design of an envelope illustration can result in an attractive or meaningful message of communication to send to a friend or loved one. All successful examples have, to some degree, and element of surprise for the recipient embodied in the illustration, and it is this quality more than any other which brings a lasting enjoyment and fascination to those who receive them and to those who produce them. Such envelopes can become collector's items and may also, in the future, become documents of considerable social worth. Bound in black cloth, these pages reproduced on heavy glossy paper include over 100 hand illustrated envelopes, giving the reader an entertaining and instructive introduction to this art form. A list of artists or illustrators known to have produced these envelopes is included. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Pentland Press Ltd
Bishop Auckland, County Durham, United Kingdom, 1996, 
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
Price: 9.66 USD
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