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With Pencil, Brush and Chisel: The Life of An Artist

Fuchs, Emil

Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1925
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xvii, 254 (1) pp, tipped-in facsimile letter, tissue protected frontis, foreword, preface, list of b&w illustrations, 24 chapters, index, tipped- in letter with 150 b&w illustrations. First Edition, 1925. "Emil Fuchs (1866-1929) was an Austrian and American sculptor, medallist, painter, and author who worked in Vienna, London and New York. He painted portraits of Queen Victoria and Edward VII and was fashionable among London high society in the early 20th century. Fuchs began going to the United States in 1905, primarily to paint portraits of wealthy socialites. In 1915 during World War I, 'a wave of anti-German sentiment' swept England so, to escape it he moved permanently to New York, producing more works there and offering assistance with the war effort. He became a US citizen in 1924. In anticipation of a death with great suffering from cancer he shot himself at the Hotel des Artistes in New York on 13 January 1929. His will created a foundation which put his art on view as a permanent exhibit, and for this he left $500,000 plus artworks to the public." Light edge wear with age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine Inerior. Clean and bright; tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with black lettering to front board and spine, and illustrated endpapers. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 003160

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Title: With Pencil, Brush and Chisel: The Life of ...

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press, New York

Publication Date: 1925

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good-Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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