HENDRIK WILLEM VAN LOON - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 18837
HENDRIK WILLEM van LOON. Original Art signed: "Hendrik Willem von Loon/23 [month illegible] xxxiv", 4¾x2½ card affixed to 5x3¾ sheet. Pen-and-ink drawing executed and signed in different colors of ink. Caption affixed at lower margin.
Sale Price $595.00
HENDRIK WILLEM van LOON. Original Art signed: "Hendrik Willem von Loon/23 [month illegible] xxxiv", 4¾x2½ card affixed to 5x3¾ sheet. Pen-and-ink drawing executed and signed in different colors of ink. Caption affixed at lower margin. Dutch-born American author, journalist and illustrator Hendrik Willem van Loon (1884-1944) is best known for The Story of Mankind (1921), a children's guide to world history that he wrote and illustrated, for which he received the first Newbery Medal in 1922. Van Loon, who lectured at Cornell University on European history and was Professor of Social Sciences at Antioch College, also wrote a number of other works, including The Story of the Bible (1923), Tolerance (1925) and America (1927), Ships & How They Sailed the Seven Seas (1935), The Arts of Mankind (1937), Van Loon's Lives (1942) and a fictional biography of Rembrandt van Rijn (1930). An Associate Editor of the "Baltimore Sun" from 1923-1924, van Loon was also known for his radio talks, broadcast in the U.S. and to Holland, and lectures. Sketch and mounting sheet lightly soiled at blank areas, else fine condition.
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