Walter T Foster Art Book Portraits in Oils by Stella Mackie 1960s How to Painting


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Portraits in Oils” a Walter T. Foster art book, this is by Stella Mackie. Published in the 1960’s, the book is a soft cover measuring 10¼ x 13¾ inches. The book is in good gently used condition except for damage / missing pieces at the bottom of the first two pages, the pages are clean and unmarked; I took pictures using different lighting effects to give you a good idea of what it looks like.

Walter T. Foster was an American entrepreneur, artist, art instructor, writer, editor and publisher. The Walter Foster Publishing Company’s line of low-cost art manuals were widely distributed to art stores, often displayed in a metal rack specially made for Foster’s oversized art books. While residing in Laguna Beach, California, Foster owned and operated an advertising agency, where he worked with many local artists and illustrators. Through his friends in the art community, he discovered many artists who wanted to teach art and write books. In response, Foster started a publishing company in his home, where he wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped and distributed the books himself. An artist in his own right, Foster created the company’s first title, How to Draw, which sold more than one million copies and is still in print today. Foster died in 1981 at the age of 90, his books are still loved and used today.

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Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 3 in