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Leo Lionni, Holland,1910-1999, 2 Trees, artists proofs with personal dedication, 2 lithographs "La Mosella", an Exhibition Lehman College Art Gallery Poster,1990 ,and color print,all signed (6 Pcs) Note: Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children’s books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner—for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. (JDUN2139/6){MM} Property Title / Biography: Litchfield County Auctions is pleased to offer highlights from the modern art collection of the famed interior designer and artist Jack Dunbar. As a student at the Cleveland School of art, Dunbar had a sense that his career would be entwined in the arts, specifically design and architecture.  Reflective of his gifted talents, he was awarded a 1946 Taliesin Fellowship study with the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Wisconsin. Dunbar was heavily influenced by the work of Hungarian modernist artist László Moholy-Nagy, founder of Chicago’s Institute of Art and Design, as well as his own personal travels throughout Europe visiting many architectural landmarks.  Upon his return, he landed his first job in New York as assistant to the architectural photographer Ezra Stoller. He later worked at Harper’s Bazaar with Alexy Bradovich, Carmel Snow, and Diana Vreeland. Dunbar also designed book jackets and posters for the Museum of Modern Art which led to showroom design for Herman Miller. In 1956, he joined Skidmore Owings and Merrill for which he designed many corporate headquarters worldwide. Dunbar was also responsible for assembling major modern art collections. In 1977, Dunbar launched his own design firm with partner Lydia dePolo.  In 1987 he was inducted into the prestigious Interior Designers of America Hall of Fame, today he focuses on his own artwork in his Connecticut studio.
Measurements: Trees: 9 x 6, framed 17 1/2 x 14, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2, paper 15 1/2 x 11 1/2,


2/3 towards bottom minor roll creases, some foxing to La Mosella, all others good

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Leo Lionni, Artists Proofs & lithos, poster&print

Estimate $500 - $800Mar 22, 2017
425 Bantam Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
United States
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