Magnificent drawing of Dumbo and his Mother entering the circus ring. By illustrator John Kurtz from the book, 'Fly, Dumbo, Fly!' 9Random House, 2002). Graphite, Red and blue pencil on 17" x 13" peg hole paper. Signed by the artist/illustrator in lower right hand corner. . This is the final step before the art is painted and published. A print out of the book cover and final published art are included. Noted page 10 & 11 at bottom. In Excellent condition. Some creasing around edges not interfering with image. Certificate of Authenticity from The Cricket Gallery.
John Kurtz is a master of the lost art of illustration, using paints, ink, pencils, airbrushes and more to conjure the imagery that has brought joy to so many. Over his long career, he’s created work for publishers like Disney Press and Scholastic, done character work for Cartoon Network, Sesame Street and Nickelodeon, and crafted memorable advertising for Coca-Cola. With over 25 Winnie the Pooh books in his pocket, it’s a safe bet that you grew up with John’s artwork, or shared it with children of your own.
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