1955 Illustration Portfolio by KEN FAGG- Art, Sketches, Photos, GREENLAND +

Portfolio, from the estate of illustrator Ken Fagg, dating to 1955, which contains material from his time in Greenland at Thule Air Base, during the Cold War.

Lot includes 43 original photos from 5 x 5 to 8 x 10"; 13 silkscreens, prints and photostats and 61 sketches and drawings(really only one a finished pen and ink & wash illustration) depicting life at the base, building, animals and more.

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Born in Chicago, IL on May 29, 1901. Fagg graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he was on the varsity ski jumping team. He then studied art at the AIC and ASL in NYC. During the 1930s he was a resident of Los Angeles and an art director for Fox Films. By the 1940s he had settled in Chappaqua, NY where he remained. His illustrations appeared in Holiday, Life, Saturday Evening Post, and other national magazines. He was a creator of the world's largest geophysical relief globe, hand-painted for the U.S. exhibition at the Brussels World's Fair in 1958. Fagg died in Mt Kisko, NY on Jan. 11, 1980. Member: Society of Illustrators. Exh: American WC Society, 1942-52.

Fagg also did a number of science fiction cover illustrations for digests and paperbacks in the 1950's and '60's, some of which are usually available on eBay.

Some really cool stuff, from this relatively unknown illustrator.