Wednesday, March 22, 2017


For those of you who have been complaining bitterly to me for years about the lack of a collection of the great art of Bernie Fuchs, your day has come.

The definitive book, The Life and Art of Bernie Fuchs is now for sale by Illustration Press.

There were many obstacles and surprises on the road to this book, but I'm very pleased with the great job publisher Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press has done with it.  I hope you'll give it a look.

The book is in full color and features over 300 illustrations. It is 240 pages long and is filled to the brim with Bernie's beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as rarely seen tear sheets from vintage magazines, photographs, color studies, and more.

As with all of Dan Zimmer's books, you can preview a low resolution version of the book on line.


MORAN said...

Great news. I've waited a long time for this.

kev ferrara said...

The book looks amazing. Congratulations and a service well done for Mr. Fuchs' legacy.

Rob Howard said...

David, this is splendid news and I can think of nobody better positioned to have written this book. Summer now seems so far away.

My travels and travails kept me otherwise occupied since when last you visited. I'd like to discuss a matter that, I believe, will interest you. Please contact me at the address other than Google.

I look forward to hearing from you again
...Rob Howard

Laurence John said...

good work David !

chris bennett said...

Excellent news and I concur with the comments above - I will be adding this splendid looking volume to the shelves of my personal library.

Anonymous said...

Definitely an essential buy.

The publisher's site says it isn't out until July, and I suppose it will then be a few weeks before copies are available in England.

Don Cox

Robert Cosgrove said...

Thrilled to see this. Who's next on your list, David?

Paul Sullivan said...

It's great to hear about the book. I have it ordered!

David Apatoff said...

MORAN-- Yes, it has been a long time in the works but I'm proud of the result.

kev ferrara-- Thanks, I know from previous comments that you're one of those who really "gets" what Fuchs is about.

Rob Howard-- Hi, Rob. Haven't heard from you for many years. Hope you're well. I've written you at the email address you used about 8 years ago.

Laurence John-- Many thanks.

chris bennett-- Thanks, let me know how you like it.

Don Cox-- I'm hoping it will be back from the printer before then.

Robert Cosgrove-- I've almost finished a book on Austin Briggs, and I'm well into Mead Schaeffer. Thanks for asking.

Paul Sullivan-- Thanks, i appreciate it.

Aleš said...

That's great David! Can't wait for Schaeffer too.

Tom said...

Great looking book David! Good job and congratulations1

Tom said...

Hi David

I thought maybe you would be interested, One edition of Kerr Eby's The Great black Cloud is coming up for auction.

1934, pencil signed, the fourth (final) state (from the edition of 100), with wide margins. Etching and aquatint on laid paper.
image: 10 5/16 x 15 13/16 in. (26.2 x 40.2cm)
sheet: 13 3/4 x 18 9/16 in. (34.9 x 47.1cm)
[Giardina, 182]

in Philadelphia on April 6th here is a link

SALE 1567

1,000 Years of Collecting
Thu, Apr 6 2017 10:00 AM

Claire said...

Are all the special editions already sold? I'm very excited that this book is finally going to come out after all your years of work!

David Apatoff said...

Tom-- Thanks very much, I like to follow the comings and goings of artwork like Eby's etching, but that one escaped my attention.

Claire-- I believe they've all been sold, but check soon with Dan Zimmer the publisher-- he always has something up his sleeve. Thanks for your words of encouragement.

Dating Doctor said...

LOVE IT. By all means, one of America's overlooked great art talents.

Robert Funk

Dating Doctor said...

Congrats. Well deserved exposure for one of America's overlooked art talents

- Robert Funk

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me where can I get the book? Seems to be sold out everywhere. Thank you.

Nuno Loução

CForester said...

I was introduced to serval illustrators from the 60's while taking an online figure oil painting workshop with Aimee Erickson last month. I am amazed by Robert Heindel and Bernie Fuchs. I would love to read this book but cannot locate a copy. I tried the link for previewing the book, but the text is not clear enough for me to read. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Charlene Forester