Norman H Kamps

Norman H Kamps - Illustration Art: Group of Lithographs AP1728

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Seven pieces mounted together on a piece of three-hole punch paper to form part of the artist's personal portfolio and archive. The sheet is 8 1/2" x 11". Each of these lithographs is a delight in itself.

In cardboard portfolio. Former library copy. Contains 8 out of the original 12 lithographs. Measures 11 1/2" x 14". each plate measures 10 1/2" x 13 1/2".

Norman Herman Kamps  Born:  1896 - Appleton, Wisconsin
Died:   1969 - Altadena, California
Known for:  Illustrator, muralist, commercial artist

Born in Appleton, WI on Feb. 26, 1896. Kamps studied at the AIC and American Academy of Art. His art studies were interupted by WWI in which he served overseas as a machine gunner and was wounded twice. Following a trip to Mexico in 1929, he settled in Pasadena. In 1931 he began a mural series based on early California history and authored several books including Early California (1933), Patron Saints of the California Missions (1939), and With An American Artist in Mexico. For 15 years he worked as a draftsman for the U.S. Naval Ordnance. Kamps died in Altadena, CA on Oct. 22, 1969.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

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