Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dean Cornwell, Illustrator


“An important difference between a fine artist and an illustrator is that the former goes through life painting the things that he sees before him, while the latter is forced to paint something that neither he nor anyone else has ever seen, and make it appear real. The true measure of an illustrator is his ability to take a subject about which he may have neither interest nor information, tackle it with everything he’s got, and make the finished picture look like the consummation of his life’s ambition.”

6 comments:

innisart said...
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innisart said...

I know the painting is Cornwell. Is the quote his as well?

Jeanette Gurney said...

James is in Tangier, Morocco right now, and I can't get the answer to your question. However, since he put quotation marks around the quote, I'll hazard a guess that it's Cornwell making the statement. I'll ask James when he gets back, though.
- Jeanette Gurney

ThinkBaker said...

Excellent! That actually sounds Like Something Cornwell would say.

chris zenga said...

Thie painting is Beautiful, there is absolutly nothing else I can say.

Later days,

Christopher

Ginger*:)* said...

What a wonderful and affirming statement.