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About the Artists

Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Louis Agassiz Fuertes was born in Ithaca, New York in 1874. Though he had no formal training as an artist, he developed an interest in painting birds and wildlife as a teenager. During this time, he spent many hours in the Ithaca Public Library, drawing and painting from a copy of John James Audubon’s Birds […]

Kawase Husai

Kawase Hasui (川瀬 巴水, 1883 – 1957) was a Japanese woodblock printmaker in the early 20th century. He and Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) are widely regarded as two of the greatest artists of the shin hanga style, and are known especially for their excellent landscape prints. During the forty years of his artistic career, Hasui worked […]

Harry Whittier Frees

Harry Whittier Frees, (1879-1953). Pioneered these whimsical images of kittens, puppies and other animals designing sets and having his mother create costumes. In the preface to Animal Land on the Air, Harry Whittier Frees describes working with his subjects. “Rabbits are the easiest to photograph in costume, but incapable ot taking many “human” parts. Puppies […]

Helga Von Cramm

Helga Von Cramm (1880-1901) was a Baroness, quite renowned for her landscapes. Her images were converted to chromolithographs by the renowned company, Vincent Brooks, Day & Son for quite a few books. These are some lovely bookplates.


Takahashi Hiroaki was born in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1871. When he was nine years old he began studying Japanese-style painting with his uncle Matsumoto Fuko (1840-1923). By age 16 he was working at the Imperial Household Department of Foreign Affairs, copying designs of foreign medals and ceremonial objects. In 1891, together with Terazaki Kogyo, he […]

John Sartain

John Sartain , 1808-97, American engraver, b. London. Shortly after his arrival in the United States in 1830, he received important commissions for prints after paintings by leading artists. He is known for having introduced pictorial illustration as an important feature of American periodicals, most notably in Graham’s Magazine and in Sartain’s Union Magazine of […]

Frank Kaczmarek

Frank Kaczmarek was born in Boston Massachusetts in 1940.  The son of a fashion designer, Frank began painting and drawing at a early age.  He   resides with his family in Cambridge, MA. Basically a self-taught artist, Frank has worked with various media including watercolor, etching and silkscreen printing, specializing in sailing and nautical scenes and […]

Hippolyte Bellange

Hippolyte Bellange French (1800–1866) Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellangé was born in Paris in 1800. He entered the Atelier de Gros and went on to publish lithographs, mostly for illustrations of military costumes of Napoleon’s army. Bellangé exhibited his battle scenes at the Paris Salon and quickly gained notoriety. He was named conservator to the Museum […]

W. G. Jackman

W. G. Jackman was originally from England, but came to the United States in 1841, where he established a business in New York.  He did most of his work for the Harpers, Putnams and Appletons, all New York publishers.  He excelled as an engraver of portraits and subject plates, using the stipple and the line […]

John Leech

John Leech, (29 August 1817 – 29 October 1864 in London) was an English caricaturist and illustrator. See full link to his biography at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Leech_(caricaturist)