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Scott Gustafson - ST. NICHOLAS IN HIS STUDY -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          ST. NICHOLAS IN HIS STUDY
by Scott Gustafson

$175.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 1250
Image Size: 28"w x 17"h.
Published: September 2001


Limited quantities available





There is a symbol of New York because Santa’s considered the patron saint of New York. This is just one of 50 visual references to the life and legends of jolly ole’ Saint Nick that Gustafson has magically designed into his meticulously researched painting. It took him 12 weeks to paint this magical work of art that follows St. Nick’s birth in Turkey around 280 A.D. to the present day.

Scott’s painting of St. Nick checking his famous list among the clutter of centuries is worthy of a new tradition. Imagine — it’s time to gather ‘round to decorate the tree. It’s also time to hang "St. Nicholas in his Study" and share favorite stories about the man in the red suit we’ve come to know as Santa.


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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