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Original drawing for illustration from Antelope, Bison, Cougar with color giclee print

San Souci, Daniel

[Oakland, CA]


c. 2001


Original drawing on paper for spot illustration from "E is for Elk" in Antelope, Bison, Cougar by Steven P. Medley. Included is an artist's proof color giclee print "Sequoia National Park". Paper: 12x9", image: 5½x4"; giclee in matte: 23x27¾", image: 14½x20". Presented with book #33 from an edition of 500 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist. 

Drawing signed by San Souci. Giclee depicts a deer in the Sequoia National Park. Antelope, Bison, Cougar was never released, with only a partial print run due to the tragic death of the author. Laid into the book is an unnumbered  color giclee print of a cougar, and a b&w print of a grizzly bear, #33 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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