Lot 74 of 360:
Original watercolor from A Possible Tree  

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$800 - $1,200

Title:
Original watercolor from A Possible Tree

Author:
San Souci, Daniel

Place:
[Oakland, CA]

Publisher:

Date:
c. 1993

Description:

Original watercolor on paper for a full page illustration appearing in San Souci's edition of A Possible Tree by Josephine Haskell Aldridge. Paper: 15x15", image: approx. 11x10", matted.

Signed by San Souci on lower left of image area. Depicts a group with lantern in snowy forest.

Daniel San Souci was born in San Francisco and grew up across the bay in Berkeley, California. After graduating from high school, Daniel fulfilled his dream and attended the California College of Arts in Oakland.  He studied under many great teachers, including realist Ralph Borge and watercolorist George Post, who was a popular figure in the California Impressionist Movement.

Upon graduation from college, he started showing his paintings in galleries in San Francisco, Carmel, and Hawaii.  In 1978 Doubleday Publishers offered him a contract to do the art for a book titled “The Legend of Scarface: A Blackfeet Indian Tale.”  This first book did well and won awards, including the “New York Times Best Illustrated Book.”  This started a thirty year career in book illustration.  During this time, Daniel published over eighty books and created many book covers, including ones for “The Chronicle of Narnia” series.  He also won numerous awards with his books including “The Boston Globe/Hornbook Award,” “The Gold Medallion” from the Christian Booksellers Association,” “The National Parenting Publications Gold Award,” and “The Children’s Choice Award.”  He is also proud of the many wildlife books he has created, including three for the National Parks.

 

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Image area fine, some tape gum residue on reverse of matte.


 
Item number:
302109
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