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"K is for Kingfisher" - original watercolor from Antelope, Bison, Cougar with original drawing

San Souci, Daniel

[Oakland, CA]


c. 2001


Original watercolor on paper for full page illustration "K is for Kingfisher" from Antelope, Bison, Cougar by Steven P. Medley, with original signed pencil drawing for spot illustration from "O is for Owl". In frame: 23x25½", image: 14x17½"; paper: 12x9", image: approx. 4x3½".  Included is book 31 from an edition limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist. 

Signed by San Souci on lower left of image. Drawing also signed by San Souci. Antelope, Bison, Cougar was never released with only a partial print run due to the tragic death of the author. Depicted is a perched kingfisher over a lake view. Included is an unnumbered color giclee print and a b&w print of a bear, #31 matching the limitation on the book. 

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.

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