Fine in near fine jacket. First edition. INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY BETTINA STEINKE ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Oversized hardcover in light violet cloth. Fine in near fine dust jacket with minor wear at the extremities. 155 pp. With 23 full page color reproductions of the artist's work. Foreword by Eric Sloane. A comprehensive retrospective on the life and artistry of Bettina Steinke, who first entered into prominence as a portrait artist of such figues as FDR, Eisenhower, Toscanini, MacArthur, and Katherine Hepburn. In late life she abandoned her commercial career and moved West and transitioned into western realism.
Very Good in Good jacket. 4to. Inscribed By the Subject Copyright is 1978; 155 pages; Authors inscription on blank front free end page reads in full: "To / _______ & ___ _____ / Regards / Bettina / Steinke"; Two leaf promotional brochure is laid in; Volume remains tight and very clean; There is slight rubbing along lower edges and volume shows very slight spine lean; End leaves are slightly age toned along edges; DJ is rubbed, and shows some creases along upper edges over both covers; Lettering and image on DJ remain good; DJ is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve.
Steinke, Bettina. Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 8" X 10 3/4" 154 Pages. Purple cloth with silver spine lettering. Decoration Bettina embossed on front board. Light blue endpapers. Top front board has very light corner bump. No other defects noted to this book with a faultless interior. Dust jacket with $35.00 unclipped price has a bit of crunching at the top front corner and very light edge wear. Bettina Steinke is nationally known for her portraits of some of the most illustrious people of our time. She first entered into prominence with her sketches of maestro Auturo Toscanini. Future commercial assignments included Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek, Lady Bird Johnson and Katherine Hepburn. Bettina left behind a solid commercial career in the East and moved West where she began honing her skills as a realist painter. This book is a comprehensive retrospective on the life and art-istry of Bettina Steinke. Twenty-three full-color plates and over a dozen pages of black-and-white reproductions give testament to Bettina's strong contribution to American art. More than a traditional art book, Bettina's story is a vibrant, personal account of an exciting life and career. Her transition from the realm of commercial portraiture to western realism is perceptively analyzed. Her recollections of the days of radio, travels to South America and Hudson Bay, life in wartime New York City and her thoughts on art make enlightening reading. Scans available.
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