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    Dan Smith, Illustrator, 1865-1934... Images, Info?

    Any images or information on Dan Smith, a great, but little known American illustrator from the "golden age" of American Illustration? He was a Philadelphia based illustrator and was originally a newspaper artist, (a contemporary of Joseph Clement Coll's who also cut his teeth drawing for newspapers.) Smith is best known for his western subjects and was probably tackling those subjects at the same time as Remington and Russell, a generation before Wyeth and Tenney Johnson.

    I think I've probably found most images and information available online at the moment, which isn't much If anybody has any saved illos from him, tearsheets, or what have you, it would be awesome to have an online archive of it. He seems like the kind of talent people should know more about.

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    Magnificent, breathtaking work! Thanks for the post! Dan Smith's incredible dry brush technique has been an influence on Mark Schultz. I have been looking for a copy of the 1914 newspaper serialization (in World Magazine) of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World illustrated by Dan Smith for almost two decades now. Anybody have a copy? I'd love to see the illustrations he did. All I've seen is the cover to the first installment.

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    Hi Bill!

    I've contacted a friend of mine who is a big Dan Smith collector about your question. He's been involved, on and off, for a number of years in helping to put together a book on Smith and owns some originals which will blow the socks off anybody.

    Until then, a quick search of the net reveals this link re: Arthur Conan Doyle and The Lost World in World Magazine circa 1914: http://www.uscomics.net/index.php?op...sale&Itemid=85

    It may be that the illustrator mentioned here "knott" traded with Smith on illustration chores for the serialization?

    Best wishes and if I find out anymore info, I'll post it up.]

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    I don't know whats more interesting the Dan Smith images or the fact that the Bill Stout is reading necro threads on CA

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    So...

    It looks like the Dan Smith monograph is on hold for the moment, sadly.

    And my friend, the Dan Smith aficianado has no information about the Conan Doyle Lost World serial in World Magazine circa 1914.

    However, here's some more Dan Smith I've collected off the internet over the last few years...

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    Here's more Dan Smith color work...

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    Jim Vadeboncoeur's "Black and White Images 2" has a page with 4 illustrations by Dan Smith. The caption reads: "Four drawings and an ornate framing device from The Lucky Bag, 1922 [...]"

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Stout View Post
    Magnificent, breathtaking work! Thanks for the post! Dan Smith's incredible dry brush technique has been an influence on Mark Schultz. I have been looking for a copy of the 1914 newspaper serialization (in World Magazine) of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World illustrated by Dan Smith for almost two decades now. Anybody have a copy? I'd love to see the illustrations he did. All I've seen is the cover to the first installment.
    Check here (if you haven't). This fellow seems to be the source for printed illustration work. http://bpib.com/

    ****If I hadn't been replying to posts on WAY too little sleep, I might have noticed that the poster right above me gave you the same linked resource! Sorry for the redundancy.***

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    Thanks for these! I love how clearly the silhouettes read.

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    Dan Smith and George Herriman

    Hello:

    I followed this thread with much interest. Has anyone done much biographical work on Dan Smith? I am writing a biography of George Herriman and Smith was a lifelong friend, but less is known about their friendship than is known about other Herriman friends, such as Rudy Dirks or Jimmy Swinnerton. If anyone can point me to more biographical info on Smith it'd be much appreciated! He's got a difficult name to Google!

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    Talk to the publisher of Illustration magazine. He may have info on him considering the subjects he publishes.

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