Richard Erdoes - Childrens book illustration
Richard Erdoes - Policemen around the world c1967
Richard Erdoes was an author and illustrator. He was born in Vienna, Austria in 1912 and later immigrated to the United States. The book above is one of a 3 part “around the world” series. The other two books were Musicians of the world and Peddlers and Vendors of the world. Both of which, were produced around the same time in the late 1960s.
It looks like Erdoes’ used a combination of Pen/ Ink and gouache to achieve the finished look found in the images above. This reminds me of the work of Miroslav Sasek who I believe used gouache as well.
You can pick up a copy of Policemen around the world at Amazon.
Also available for your viewing pleasure: Ryohei Yanagihara
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