Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West Deluxe Edition

Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West Deluxe Edition


The definitive book on this powerful painter, illustrator, and teacher!

Harvey Dunn was one of twentieth century America’s most powerful illustrators, painters and teachers. This comprehensive volume covers a major portion of his illustrations and paintings for the first time. Content includes illustration art, pioneer and western works, and his powerful World War I pieces inspired by his battlefield sketches. Also included are the rarely seen nudes, portraits, and murals. Paintings from museums and private collections showcase the full range of this talented American artist.

For this book, many original paintings were tracked down and re-photographed in order to reintroduce the work of this important artist. Until now, most of Dunn’s paintings and illustrations have been unavailable to the public in their original form.

Locations of pictures in public collections are listed, as are the original publication dates and places. Additionally, a section is devoted to the artist’s working and teaching methods. Also included is a reprinting of Dunn’s “An Evening in the Classroom,” compiled from notes made during critiques, passing on his inspirational teaching philosophy. A comprehensive list of Dunn’s students with sample art is included as well.

Deluxe Edition Details

This special edition is limited to 350 copies in slipcase, signed by the author and specially bound and numbered. It contains the proof of an undated photo of Harvey Dunn. It also contains the image of Dunn’s previously unpublished experimental painting “Romance,” from the 1920s. Only 100 copies will be for sale through Flesk. The remaining copies will be reserved for the South Dakota Art Museum and Illustration House, NYC.

About Walt Reed

In 1974 Walt Reed founded Illustration House, Inc. Reed was part of the instructional staff of the Famous Artists School. There he worked with some of America’s most prominent illustrators, including Norman Rockwell, Stevan Dohanas, Robert Fawcett and Albert Dorne. His previous books include, The Illustrator in America, Harold von Schmidt Draws and Paints the Old West, Great American Illustrators, and The Art of Tom Lovell. Reed was editor for North Light Publications in 1972-1976. He designed the Bicentennial 50 State Flag stamps and has been a consultant on several subsequent stamp projects.

ISBN: 978-1-933865-20-1

By Walt Reed
304 pages
12.5 x 9.75 inches
Hardcover in slipcase
73 black and white and 294 color plates Hardbound with jacket
Introduction by Lynn Verschoor, director, South Dakota Art Museum

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