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Lovell's paintings thoughtfully conceived, intensively researched, and superbly drafted reconstruct scenes and stories of the American West and of the Civil War with humanity and imagination. This collection is accompanied by dramatic, story-telling captions and narrative which elucidate the themes and context of the artwork. The art and text make a powerful combination not to be missed by those who love Western art, of course, but also appealing to those whose tastes don't usually turn to that genre. 9.25x12" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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A commercial artist who started out sketching in the 1930s for pulp magazines, Lovell advanced to the glossier "slicks" in the 1950s and has since specialized in Old West, Plains Indian, and Civil War themes. He here presents from that long career his best canvases, among them his famed depictions of Lee's surrender and the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts' assault (in film, the climax of Glory). His spark of inspiration is usually to visualize an incident he has read of in the journals of the first white explorers and trappers, such as those of Lewis and Clark. Whether it's Clark firing his rifle or Indians encountering a cannon lost by Fremont, Native Americans are generally presented as wary but curious about the newcomers; Lovell puts the warfare outside of the frame. Themes aside, he works expertly with natural color, and though not a modern George Caitlin, his attention to the detail of Indian dress, carriage, and equipage is quite affecting, fully reflective of his respect for the cultures of Apache, Sioux, etc. A rich tribute to a captivating artist who evokes the West's vast landscape and its individual braves and traders in moods of exuberance and perseverance. Should turn heads on the display rack. Gilbert Taylor
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Book Description Greenwich Workshop, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0867130172 Lovell, Tom . Art of Tom Lovell: An Invitation History. Hedgpeth, Don; Reed, Walt. Trumbull, CT: Greenwich Workshop, Inc, 1993. 1/1500 out of series. 160pp. Illustrated. 4to. Book condition: Near fine. Seller Inventory # ULOVART02FP
Book Description Greenwich Workshop, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0867130172 Lovell, Tom . Art of Tom Lovell: An Invitation History. Hedgpeth, Don; Reed, Walt. Trumbull, CT: Greenwich Workshop, Inc, 1993. 1/1500 out of series. 160pp. Illustrated. 4to. Book condition: Near fine. Seller Inventory # ULOVART01FP
Book Description Greenwich Workshop. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0867130172 Signed and numbered 747 of 1500 copies. Does NOT include the separate print - signed by the author - NICE!. Seller Inventory # Z0867130172Z2
Book Description Greenwich Workshop, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1993 Greenwich Workshop. Suede hard cover book in cloth dust jacket. Limited Edition #1186 of 1500. Signed by author. Book is As New. Slip case has a few rubs but is Near Fine with no rips or stains. Book is NOT accompanied by Limed Edition Print. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 000508
Book Description Greenwich Workshop, Trumbull, Conn., 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Tom Lovell (illustrator). Deluxe Limited Edition. Deluxe edition of the work of this noted artist. Full leather with stamped title and pictorial image. Profusely illustrated with color and black and white illustrations (some fold-outs) of historical scenes ranging from the Vikings to World War II. Of particular interest are numerous scenes from the American West and Civil War. Book housed in near fine slipcase (light edgewear) covered by tan cloth with large inset color pictorial and artist's gilt facsimile signature. Book does not include separate print. Limited edition: number 909 of 1500 copies. Signed by artist. Seller Inventory # 004159
Book Description The Greenwich Workshop, Inc., Trumbull, CT. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. (1993) 160 pp. Original suede covers, very bright and clean. #316 of 1600 copies. SIGNED BY TOM LOVELL ON FRONT ENDPAPER. Comes in very good original slipcase, lightly soiled. Illust. w/ numerous color reproductions and fold-outs. While the print "Professor Lowe's Balloon" does appear twice in the book, the accompanying numbered print does not appear to be present. Contents very nice. Signed. Limited Edition. Seller Inventory # 19488ART