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Albert Dorne. David Apatoff. Albert Dorne: Master Illustrator. [SNX] San Francisco: Auad Publishing, 1st. x , , over color and black. With the first few paragraphs of his text in the recently released book, Albert Dorne, Master Illustrator, author David Apatoff beautifully and. Results 1 – 14 of 14 Albert Dorne: Master Illustrator by David Apatoff and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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As well as examples of his work David Apatoff contributes a short biography of Dorne’s career and his work with the Famous Artists Schools and there are three other text pieces which I thought were mildly interesting.

Albert Dorne: Master Illustrator

When you buy from those affiliate links, I earn some commissions at no extra cost to you. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Stay informed on our latest news! But occasionally they featured some guy with bushy black eyebrows. Very Fine in Fine dustjacket. He was both a womanizer and a caring family man.

All three schools were based in Westport, Connecticutand by boasted more than 50, students in the U.

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I thought this was a handsome and generous survey of this leading illustrator of the forties and fifties. Albert Dorne was part of a small group of artists whose work was everywhere in popular consumer magazines back then though he never did a Saturday Evening Post cover either as part of the editorial or art for an ad.

The Illustrator’s Illustrator, and fans of that book are in for another treat as we present the first book about Dorne, the reknowned artist responsible for the Famous Artists’ School. Illustration Magazine 35 out-of-print. I’m the type of person who’s more interested in seeing the initial masyer of a drawing than the final artwork so I have that particular bias with art books.


What more do I need to say? I have a copy too and it’s wonderful. Page has a parade another crowd scene done in pen and ink that looks just perfect. The book also contains a preface by Apatoff and “Memories of My Father”, an affectionate and very insightful tribute to her father by Barbara Dorne Bullas.

Retrieved July 29, Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Archived November 8,at the Wayback Machine. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Of course, like any professional artist, Dorne was a skilled draftsman and nicely the book includes a few preliminary sketches for paintings that clearly show how good he was with just a pencil.

He could be crass and vulgar, yet he had the refined tastes of a connoisseur. Unfortunately these three are the only examples of Dorne’s beautiful illustrations for a Wurlitzer ad campaign in the late forties. How to start an art blog Learn how you can build a following and reach more people with an art blog.

Each has plenty of examples though I was disappointed that, in the ads pages, there are only three examples of his lovely paintings he did for the Wurlitzer Company in the mid-forties.

Often they featured Norman Rockwell, whom everybody knew. It’s a worthy successor to our best-selling Robert Fawcett: Add to wish list. Accessed June 19, With the first few paragraphs of his text in the recently released book, Albert Dorne, Master Illustratorauthor David Apatoff beautifully and succinctly sums up why Al Dorne has so profoundly affected me. Echoing the Fawcett book, David Apatoff writes the text, further solidifying his position as one of the foremost historians of the Golden Age of magazine illustration.


Drawing was the engine that powered his astonishing climb from the depths of poverty and illness Illustration Magazine 34 out-of-print.

The introduction is by Howard Munce, a truely great illustrator and teacher who knew Dorne Personally. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

He was a wealthy capitalist, yet when a labor dispute broke out with his employees he was the one person they trusted to be the fair arbitrator of their grievances. Dorne was born in the slums of New York City ‘s East Side, and had a troubled childhood plagued with tuberculosis and heart problems.

This would really have made the book complete. More information about text formats. Dorne consorted with glamorous movie stars and government leaders, amassed a major art collection and was sought after as a lecturer around the country. He was a tough businessman, yet he was mastrr tender-hearted and generous.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Albert Dorne was my wife Cathy’s grandfather.

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