“The work of Stephen Huneck is like laughter—enriching and uplifting to the soul.” —Boston magazine “One of the nation's hottest artists.” —The Seattle Times This beautiful book, the first to survey the career of Stephen Huneck, offers a window into the charming world of a well-loved contemporary artist. Best known as the creator of Abrams' Sally at the Beach (a New York Times best-seller) and other children's books featuring the adorable black Labrador retriever, Huneck is a multitalented artist whose work ranges from prints to furniture, from humor to spirituality. Huneck draws on the tradition of New England folk art, exploring classic American themes and showcasing his exquisite skills as a craftsman, but he transcends tradition with the imaginative quality of his art. Pro-fusely illustrated, this book features the woodcuts of dogs that propelled the artist to fame, but it also includes images of cats and birds, nuns and angels, playful corporate men and bathing beauties. Huneck's books have earned him an enduring popularity, and this lovely volume is sure to bring a host of new admirers to his heartwarming work.
About the author
Laura Beach is a writer with a special interest in folk art. She has contributed to exhibition catalogues and periodicals, including The New York Times. She has been an editor at Antiques and The Arts Weekly since 1986. Beach lives in Mystic, Connecticut.