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The Island of Lost Dreams

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Title

The Island of Lost Dreams

Creator

Harris, Robert George

Source

http://illustrationart.blogspot.com/2008/01/robert-g-harris-1911-2007.html

Format

10 x 8 inches

Identifier

926

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Biography

Robert Harris learned art at the feet of early masters such as Harvey Dunn and George Bridgman. He illustrated everything from crude pulps to refined magazines for women. As a successful illustrator in an era when illustrations helped to shape the national imagination, Harris could afford to build a large home and studio in fabled Westport, Connecticut with three cars in his garage and his own private sea-plane at the beach. As the illustration field grew, the top talent from around the country flocked to Westport to try their luck. Soon, Harris found Westport was becoming too crowded. Harris' friend, the great illustrator Al Parker, explained that early illustrators such as Harris sought out Westport for its "cornfields and crickets." When the open fields filled with houses, Parker followed Harris to Arizona. Harris continued to work and paint in Scottsdale, Arizona. With his death in 2007, another chapter in the long and colorful history of illustration came to a close.

Category

WSPAC

Media

Gouache and ink

Media Details

Gouache and ink

Signature Position

Signed, lower left

Donor

Linda Gramatky Smith

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Citation

Harris, Robert George, “The Island of Lost Dreams,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed November 18, 2019, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/1012.

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