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Painting of the Day, January 28, 2012

By Donna Poulton

Zanes Grey’s most popular and well-known book, Riders of the Purple Sage, was published in 1912. The book was made into films five times starting in 1918 with the last version starring Ed Harris in 1996.  Similarly, the book has never been out of print with dozens of re-prints. Book covers for many of the editions were painted by popular illustrators of the time.  Among the most interesting are the covers by Douglas Duer (1887-1964) who studied with William Merritt Chase and Howard Pyle, and Maynard Dixon (1875-1946), who illustrated many books including The Oregon Trail.

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Dixon in perfect form. Thanks for posting one of my favorites by my favorite painter.

January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Tinnon

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