Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Douglas Gorsline

[USA] (b 1913/d 1985)

"The haunted Bookshop"

"Douglas Gorsline attended the Rochester School of Technology, the Yale School of Art and the Art Students League of New York. (..)  He was elected into the National Academy of Design in 1943 as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1947. (..) He taught at the National Academy of Design in New York City before moving to France in 1964. He was the first American artist invited to China (1973) and his work was exhibited regularly in the United States and in France, Belgium and Germany. (..) 
Gorsline started out as a painter of social realism, though his more mature style was influenced by cubism, surrealism, and photographers of movement such as Étienne-Jules Marey and Edweard Muybridge. (..) He worked in many media, including lithography, painting, and etching. He was an illustrator as well as a painter, and wrote and illustrated several children's books , (..) as well as an edition of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel, and his own novel, Farm Boy.. (..) The Gorsline Museum was created by his widow, Marie Gorsline, and inaugurated in 1994, nine years after his death, at Bussy-le-Grand, in Côte-d'Or, France. (..)"


USA 1958 "Fort Duquesne Issue" (1) [joint Design work with W.H. Buckley][Recess] Sc(1123)

USA 1964 "400th Birth Anniversary of William Shakespeare" (1) [Recess] Sc(1250)

USA 1965 "700th Birth Anniversary of Dante" (1) [Recess] Sc(1268)

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