North Vancouver Canada. Van Sandwyk Charles. signed Artists Proof. OWL WITH LANTERN
“Full Moon Eyes”
Signed Artists Proof hand coloured etching 4.5”x 3”
A beautiful etching of an owl holding a lantern from Charles’s book “Full Moon Eyes” first published in 2012 the book is "An ode to the wisdom and forbearance of owls"
VAN SANDWYK Charles Noel was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1966. In 1977, he emigrated with his family to Vancouver, Canada. By the early 1980’s, he was selling his drawings and watercolors in a style reminiscent of the old prints and paintings which hung in the family home.
Van Sandwyk studied graphic design at the Capilano College art program in North Vancouver. Upon completion in 1986, the wanderlust of younger years sent him travelling to the South Pacific. He discovered the Fiji Islands, and fell in love with a remote island and its inhabitants. In that same year, van Sandwyk won an Alcan award for his limited edition book A Selection of Neighbourly Birds, illustrated with etchings printed on an antique intaglio press. This first attempt at publishing prompted a passionate venture into the world of hand-made and private press books and prints. Since then, with many publications in great private collections and institutions, Charles has also worked closely with the Folio Society illustrating The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland and the Blue Fairy Book plus others. Very Fine. Item #588
Price (USD): $475.00