Fish by Schaldach: Collected, Etchings, Drawings and Water Colors of Trout, Salmon and Other Game Fish [Watercolors]

Limited edition, #588 of 1560 copies (only 1500 of which were offered for sale). Lacks publisher's slipcase. No jacket as issued. Lightly toned, tiny tape remnant on rear endpaper. 1937 Large Hardcover. A collection of 60 color and black-and-white reproductions from drypoints, etchings, pencil drawings, water color paintings, aquatints, and tempera by William Joseph Schaldach, an artist known for his images of fish. Includes A Sportsman's Introduction by Gifford Pinchot, An Etcher's Introduction by John Taylor Arms, and a foreword by the artist. William Joseph Schaldach was born in Elkhart, Indiana, in 1896. From a young age, he showed great interest in hunting and fishing. Schaldach moved to Michigan with his family in 1908. As a teenager he spent much of his time writing, drawing and exploring the countryside. An ambitious young man, Schaldach published an article of his own illustrations at the age of nineteen. After high school and a stint in the Navy, William Schaldach attended the Art Student's League in New York. He studied the techniques of painting, drypoint, and etching with revered professors John Sloan, George Bridgman, and Harry Wickey. Many of Schaldach's paintings and etchings reflect his background as a sportsman. His favorite subjects were wildfowl, anglers with fly rods in rivers, streams and lakes, and game fish in the water. Schaldach was employed by the magazine 'Forest and Stream' as a managing editor until the late 1930s. He returned to the magazine, then renamed ?Field and Stream,' after World War II. In addition to writing many magazine articles about sporting art, Schaldach wrote and illustrated a number of books, including 'Fish by Schaldach,' 'Currents and Eddies,' 'Coverts and Casts,' 'Upland Gunning,' and 'Path to Enchantment: An Artist in the Sonora Desert,' a book about his own paintings of the Sonora Desert that he had completed between 1948 and 1956. He was also the author of a biography of the well-known wildlife artist, Carl Rungius. Schaldach was a member of the Society of American Etchers, the Independent Society of Printmakers, and the Salmagundi Club of New York. His work has been exhibited at the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Artists for Victory at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 1939 New York World's Fair, the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society in New York, and in numerous other galleries and museums throughout the country. - Bidsquare

Title: Fish by Schaldach: Collected, Etchings, Drawings and Water Colors of Trout, Salmon and Other Game Fish [Watercolors]

Author: Schaldach, William J. [Joseph]; Pinchot, Gifford; Arms, John Taylor

Illustrator: Schaldach, William J. [Joseph]

Categories: Fine Art & Artists, Animals,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1937

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2208346