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Scott Gustafson - THE QUEEN´S CROQUET-GROUND -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          THE QUEEN´S CROQUET-GROUND
by Scott Gustafson

Original Retail Price $135.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 950
Image Size: 14 1/4"w x 17"h.
Published: March 2001


Limited quantities available





"Alice in Wonderland may have been intended for children," Scott says, "but it's adults who get the most out of it. Only seasoned minds can truly appreciate the witty word play and leaps of logic." The artist vividly brings to life the book's memorable croquet game, in which flamingoes are the mallets, hedgehogs the balls and playing-card soldiers the wickets. Alice aficionados take note: the White Rabbit's tunic bears a crest featuring a lion and a dodo bird. "Dodo" was a term of endearment used for author Charles Dodgson by his little friends.


Scott Gustafson
Storytelling through pictures has always held a certain fascination for Scott Gustafson; be they the moving images in animated cartoons, or the epic illustrations of N. C. Wyeth. Upon entering the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, Scott was 99% sure that he wanted to become an animator, but it was that 1% that ultimately drew him more and more into the world of stretched canvas and oil paint. "As an animator, "Gustafson says, "your contribution to a given film is, by necessity, limited to whatever character you've been assigned. But as an illustrator, you're responsible for locations, sets, costumes, props, lighting and character designs, not to mention the overall mood and emotion of a given painting. It's about the best job there is." Over the nearly twenty-five years that span his career, he has had the opportunity to fulfill commissions for a number of varied clients and publishers such as Celestial Seasonings, Playboy magazine, Saturday Evening Post, The Bradford Exchange, DreamWorks and The Greenwich Workshop. His illustrated books include The Night Before Christmas, Peter Pan, Nutcracker, as well as two original titles, Animal Orchestra and Alphabet Soup. His newest release, Classic Fairy Tales, was recently awarded a Chesley award for best interior book illustrations from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists and is currently in its third printing.

 

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