Prairie Is My Garden book. Dunn is known for his paintings of prairie life in the Dakotas where he grew up. This book serves as a biography and a collection of mostly black and white prints of his art, though does include 4 color prints in a folder at the back of the book.
Excellant book, arrived very fast, a well written and illustrated book. If you are interested in Dunn, his life and ability as an artist, this is more than worth adding to your collection. This book will continue to inspire and produce many great artists, and continue the legacy of Harvey Dunn.
Book by Robert F. Karolevitz. ISBN13:9780879701079. Release Date:January 1969.
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Harvey Dunn was a tall, muscular prairie farmer with a rare artistic gift. He started out plowing buffalo trails into farmland on the South Dakota frontier and ended up as one of the giants of the golden age of illustration. A teacher at an a agricultural School noticed Dunn's talent and persuaded the 17 year old to travel to Chicago to train at the Art Institute. The book brings together an excellent collection of Dunn's art (367 plates, 294 of them in color) often with new photographs from the original paintings.
Robert Francis Karolevitz, American writer. Named to South Dakota Hall of Fame, 1978, South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame, 1997, Distinguished Alumnus South Dakota State University; recipient Wrangler Statuette National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Heritage Center, Oklahoma City. Challenge the South Dakota Story. This, then, is the story of Harvey Dunn: a man's man and an artist's artist.
Books by Robert F. Karolevitz, Newspapering in the Old West, Yankton, Doctors of the Old West, This was trucking, The golfer's good book, The prairie is my garden, Flight of eagles, Public relations. Doctors of the Old West. The golfer's good book. The prairie is my garden.
Harvey Thomas Dunn was born in 1884 on the Dakota prairies where he lived on his parents' homestead until he was 17. He was a large boy who was capable of doing a man's job by the age of 14. It's a wonder that he had time for schooling, farm work and drawing. He drew and he painted and he convinced a school of disbelievers that the hick from the prairie was an artist. At the age of 20, he convinced Howard Pyle of his talent and was accepted into the master's classes at Wilmington and Chadd's Ford. By 1906, he was on his own, making a living in the burgeoning and competitive world of commercial illustration and selling his art to the insatiable magazine markets of the day. At right is an early illustration for Scribner's in 1907. Ernest W. Watson, 1946 Watson-Guptill. Robert K. Karolevitz, 1969 North Plains Robert K. Karolevitz, 1970 North Plains.
Robert F. South Dakota Art Museum, 2017. 1. x . 5, 208, over 270 color and black & white illustrations, cloth. Most of the over 270 images have been newly photographed or scanned for this publication. This is one of only two monographs on this Golden Age illustrator.
Montana 16 (1966): 41–56. Karolevitz, Robert F. Where Your Heart Is: The Story of Harvey Dunn, Artist. Aberdeen SD: North Plains Press, 1970. Previous: Dunbier, Augustus Contents Next: Dust Bowl Photographers.