Among the Folks in History By Gaar Williams
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Limited Edition Red velvet suede with metal clasps and gilt lettering on cover, #411 of a limited edition of 500.'' Over 100 pages of illustrations and folk art humor. Measures approx. 9 3/4''H x 8 3/4''L x 2''D.
Gaar Williams, Among the Folks in History, Book and Print Guild, Winnetka, Illinois, 1935, Introduction by John McCutcheon.
GAAR WILLIAMS THE MAN AND HIS WORK (1880-1935) When Gaar Williams died in 1935, his popular cartoons were syndicated in thirty-nine newspapers and he was regarded by millions of fans as a skilled artist and whimsical social historian. This collection of his personal memorabilia and artwork includes not only a representative survey of his professional career — commercial illustrator, political cartoonist and human interest artist — but an extraordinary review of his life. The bulk of this collection which was donated to the Butler University Library in 1964 by Blanche Stillson, an Indianapolis artist and friend of the Williams family, has been enhanced by subsequent contributions from other donors. The comfortable genteel life which Gaar Williams experienced provided him with an untroubled and pleasant outlook. Born into Richmond, Indiana's prominent Gaar family which encouraged his talents, the young artist sketched freely at home and on vacations (see item 2). He imitated the leading... read more