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"I'll die, this is so wonderful," Emmett thought, "the look of her, the being here together."
Date: 1946
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 31 × 35 in. (78.7 × 88.9 cm) frame: 36 × 39 3/4 in. (91.4 × 101 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Time of Learning," by Jessamyn West, in The Ladies' Home Journal, March 1946.
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1989
Object Number: 1989-78
About: In this story, a rural house painter is so entranced by a woman's beauty that he decides to paint her portrait. Andrew Loomis brought a cinematic style to stories fraught with emotion. An illustrator's goal, he said, is tool tell a story by going "beyond the obvious fact to...characterization, to the emotional and dramatic." An author of "how-to" books for illustrators, he recommended the work of Howard Pyle to his readers.
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