"Ride the Red Earth, Book Cover Illustration"   Lot no. 2810

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By Harry Schaare (1922 - 2008)

17.00" x 15.50"
Gouache and Tempera on Board
Signed and Inscribed Lower Right



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This illustration was published as the dust jacket for the hardcopy edition of Ride the Red Earth by Paul I. Wellman, Doubleday, 1958.

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Few artists have ventured into as many different areas in art making as illustrator Harry J. Schaare In addition to his graphic works he is a regular illustrator for such magazines as Readers Digest and Aviation Week and is a frequent designer of book covers, having worked for practically every major paperback publisher in New York. He even painted the macquette for a "Star Wars" bedspread.

Born in Jamaica, NY, in May 1922, he attended N.Y.U. School of Architecture, and graduated from Pratt Institute in 1947. He served as pilot in the Air Corp during WWII and has since traveled around the world as artist for the U.S. Air Force.

Prolific artist for hard and softcover books (Avon, HarperPaperbacks, Dell, Monarch, Popular Library, Pyramid, Bantam, Signet, Readers Digest, Random House). Magazine work for Saturday Evening Post, Boy's Life, Sports Illustrated, and various men's adventure mags. Schaare was comfortable with just about any subject matter, from noir stories to westerns, romance to suspense. Also called upon for reprints buy famous authors (Rafael Sabatini, Philip K Dick, Richard Henry Dana, Zane Grey, James Fenimore Cooper, Max Brand, Erskine Caldwell). Other projects include box art for Aurora models and F X Schmid puzzles. Most recent work for western, sail, and sports print subjects.