Charles H. Joslin (1922 - 2001)
Water colorist, wood engraver and illustrator Charles Joslin was born in Kitsap County, Washington and attended the University of Washington, followed by art studies at Columbia University in New York. In 1959, Joslin and his family moved to Park Forest, Illinois and worked there as a freelance scientific illustrator for many years until, in 1974, the family moved to Charlemont, Massachusetts, where he lived and worked as a freelance book illustrator until his death. His love for the natural landscape and the wildlife that surrounded him provided the inspiration for his sensitively rendered and finely detailed wood engravings.
My thanks to Charles Joslin's daughter, Nancy Kittelsen, who provided the information used to compile this brief sketch of the artist.
Wood engraving, 1985; edition of 80. Image size 8” x 11”; sheet size 11-3/8” x 14-3/8”. Titled, numbered 9/80 and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. Very good impression in very good overall condition.