MICHAEL FOREMAN    Book Number: 85669    Product format: Hardback

The popular and very collectable book illustrator Michael Foreman is very well travelled and of course has taken his paper, pen and ink and watercolours with him everywhere since he was at art school in 1961. Filling each page in glorious colour, one of the first artworks is a landscape of his childhood, the Suffolk fishing village of Pakefield where his brother Pud owned one of the fishing boats on the beach, and his father in law the ice cream stall on the cliff top. He said the churchyard contains generations of Foremans. His career as an illustrator has taken Michael through war-torn Vietnam to the vast forests of Siberia, from Mao's China to Japan, the Arctic to the South Seas and from the top of the world to the bottom of the ocean. His signature style captures the sights and sounds in these illustrated memoirs. Here is his travel scholarship to America in 1963, the land of doughnuts and auto trim shops, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, cosmopolitan San Francisco with its cable cars, the Hollywood hills, Monument Valley looking for precious prints of dinosaur tracks looked after by a few young Navajo. The Siberian Sketchbook were drawings made for The World Fair in 1970, with Moscow tree-lined and litter free, dotted with beautiful churches and leafy gardens. He has always admired the Japanese use of watercolour and his trips there have greatly influenced his work. To Venice in the footsteps of Marco Polo, and to Cairo, one of his favourite cities, there are drawings and full page artworks, and 'hand written' comments alongside short pieces of text of these travels through India, Nigeria and the temples of Bali and beyond. A joyous and exciting travel book with a big difference. 92pp, colour, 10" x 9".
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ISBN 9781783704729
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