"Lief Erikson The Lucky, Book Illustration"   Lot no. 3819

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By Norman Mills Price 1877-1951

1939 (Estimated)
7.5" x 12.5"
Ink On Paper
Signed Lower Left



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Leif Erikson The Lucky, Book Illustration, 1939  This piece appeared in Chapter XVI of Leif Erikson The Lucky by Frederic Arnold Kummer, The John C. Winston Company, 1939.  Caption:"'What is your name?' Olaf asked, 'and from what country do you come?' 

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Illustrator, Norman Mills Price was born in Brampton, Ontario (1877) and began his studies at the Ontario School of Art. Around 1901 he spent time in London, studying at the Goldsmith's Institute; Westminster School of Art; and with Cruikshank. While in London, he was the founder of Carlton Studios.

He later went on to Paris, studying at the Academie Julian, with J.P. Laurens and R.E. Miller. He did freelance work in Paris until an assignment in Belgium for Century brought him to the attention of other American publishers. In 1911, he had a studio in New York City, and worked for such publication as Harper's, Cosmopolitan, and Liberty.



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