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Dean Morrissey - Father Christmas -  OPEN EDITION CANVAS Published by the Greenwich Workshop

          Father Christmas
by Dean Morrissey

Original Retail Price $75.00

Image Size: 14"w x 11"h.
Published: October 2013

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Dean Morrissey’s first best-selling children’s book, "Ship of Dreams," skyrocketed to fame and introduced the artist’s magical worldview to children around the world. "Ship of Dreams" was #3 on the NY Times bestseller list. Saks Fifth Avenue used the story and images for their famous holiday window designs and the Children’s Hospital at New York Presbyterian worked with Dean to create wall murals based on his fantasy artwork. Morrissey’s other books include "The Great Kettles: A Tale of Time," "The Christmas Ship" and "The Monster Trap." Each year, the artist paints a Father Christmas image that The Greenwich Workshop, Inc. is proud to publish in a Fine Art Edition.

Dean Morrissey
Dean Morrissey has been drawing and creating characters since his childhood in Boston. Inspired by Disney matte paintings and comic book heroes early on, he grew to appreciate the works of the masters, such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pyle and N.C. Wyeth. Morrissey worked a variety of job until deciding to paint full time in the late 1970’s. He worked as a freelance book cover illustrator for over 15 different publishers in New York and won numerous awards. Morrissey is self taught, and considers the demands of cover illustration to have been his “art school”. In 1991, Morrissey began to paint some images from a story that he was creating. His books include Ship of Dreams Harry N Abrams (1994), The Great Kettles: A Tale of Time Harry N Abrams (1997), The Song of Celestine Little, Brown and Co. (1998), The Christmas Ship HarperCollins (2000), A Christmas Carol Greenwich Workshop Press (2000), The Moon Robber HarperCollins (2001), The Winter King HarperCollins (2002), and The Monster Trap HarperCollins (2004). His awards include The Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for The Great Kettles, The Chesley Award for The Light Ship (2002), and he is a current nominee for this year’s Chesley Award for Anna of the Celts (2003). Morrissey lives with his wife Shan and his son on the South Shore of Massachusetts.


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