CVS. VAN SANDWYK Charles. Signed Artists Proof. LION WITH PENNY-WHISTLE
Signed Artists Proof hand coloured etching 4.5”x 3”
This etching was done for “The Dream Island Of Birds” published in first edition 1995
This book describes a dreamlike island world of fantastical creatures and birds: "I am the sketchbook belonging to Charles van Sandwyk. I travelled through a dream - and returned with many tales to tell".
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 #593
Price (USD): $475.00