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    Paul Calle - Nude Woman Pencil Illustration Original Art (undated). Paul Calle displays his virtuosity with a pencil in this sensitive pencil drawing of a female nude. Paul Calle is a renowned artist whose award-winning illustrations have documented America's history. A painter and master draftsman, Paul has chronicled the exploration of space for NASA's fine art program, and he was also commissioned by the United States Postal Service to create a stamp of the 1969 moon landing. Paul's work has been exhibited nationally, and abroad, at the National Gallery of Art, the National Air and Space Museum, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and in museums in Russia and Poland. Two books have been written about his art, The Pencil and Paul Calle: An Artist's Journey. This image appears on page 50 of The Pencil. The overall paper size measures 13.5" x 17.5", while the image area is approximately 9"x 12". The condition of the art is Excellent. This superb drawing is sure to be a prized showpiece of any art collection.From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini. Richard says: "I first discovered the work of Paul Calle in a large coffee-table book that collected many examples of illustrations celebrating NASA and man's efforts to travel into and study outer space. I was struck by his mastery of the pencil -- a medium I think I like more than almost any other. Later I discovered Calle's book "The Pencil" -- and then by a stroke of luck was offered this piece by another collector. The texture and gleam of the pencil strokes make this a very sensuous work; surprisingly the subject has little to do with that aspect of it, though she is also appealing."

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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