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Arthur Geisert Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1191

<emph render="bold">Scope and Content</emph>

The collection contains illustrative material for 4 titles, and includes pencil page layout studies, pencil preliminary studies, black and white etchings, color text etchings, pencil studies, a pencil and pasteup study, a pencil and watercolor study, a pencil and wash study, dummies, some with typescript, as pencil and ink study, pencil and watercolor sketches, etchings with watercolor, etchings with storyboard, several sets of prints in progression, and pasted photocopies with partial pencil drawing.

Dates

  • Creation: 1991-1998

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

<emph render="bold">Biographical Sketch</emph>

Biographical Sketch Arthur Geisert was born September 20, 1941, in Dallas, Texas. He began a teaching career, but soon discovered that his real calling was art. He gradually built up a business in prints, and after many rejections, began to publish children's picture books. He has said that he tries to combine a classic etching style with humor and narrative. Many of his pictures feature animals, especially pigs. He was received several wards and honors for his work.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 52, 56, 92, 133 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 23 Children's Literature Review, vol. 87

Extent

6 boxes

Abstract

The collection contains illustrative material for 4 titles, and includes pencil page layout studies, pencil preliminary studies, black and white etchings, color test etchings, pencil studies, a pencil and pasteup study, a pencil and watercolor study, dummies, some the typescript, a pencil and wash study, a pencil and ink study, pencil and watercolor sketches, pencil, watercolor and ink sketches, etchings with watercolor, an etching with storyboard, several sets of prints in progression, and pasted photocopies with partial pencil drawing.

<emph render="bold">Arrangement</emph>

After the Flood, 1994

Desert Town, 2001

The Giant Ball of String, 2002

Haystack, 1995

Lights Out, 2005

Mountain Town, 2000

Oink, 1991

Oink, Oink, 1993

Oops

Pa's Balloon and Other Pig Tales

Prairie Town, 1998

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

Gift of: Geisert, Arthur

Title
Arthur Geisert Papers
Author
Jim Eyer
Date
10-19-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library