John Kurtz Original Illustration Art . Classic image of Clifford The Bid Red Dog from the Scholastic Book Series (2005). This art was done on 11 x 10 sketchbook paper and signed by the illustrator John Kurtz. It is a step in the process of the painted image that becomes a page in the book. In Excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity from the Cricket Gallery. Image has some marks on bottom of paper that do not interfere with the image.
Clifford the Big Red Dog is an American children's book series about the adventures of a precocious girl named Emily Elizabeth and her titular pet: a giant, red-furred dog named Clifford. It was first published in 1963 and was written by Norman Bridwell. Clifford is Scholastic's official mascot.
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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