Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 42

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

ALICE and MARTIN PROVENSEN (1918-2018 / 1916-1987)

"When my dreams come true."

Illustration published as two-page spread in Aesop's Fairy Tales, (New York: Golden Press, 1965), pages 54-55. Mixed media with gouache, ink, and tempera on board. Unsigned. 335x553 mm; 13 1/4x21 3/4 inches. Tipped to window matte.
Provenance: Bush Galleries.
Alice Twitchell and Martin Provenson met in Hollywood when they were both working on World War II animated propaganda films at the Walter Lantz Studio. He had previously worked on Pinocchio, Fantasia and Dumbo for Walt Disney. They left the movies for children's books and quickly established themselves as important Golden Book illustrators, their best known book being Margaret Wise Brown's The Color Kittens (1951). They were named Caldecott runners-up for A Visit to William Blake's Inn (1981) and won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight (1983).