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Lot 3270: US Military DI's

by Alderfer Auction & Appraisal

January 29, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Hatfield, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $60

Description: US Military DI's Grouping of Distinctive Unit Insignia (DI's) for various units including airborne, special forces, troop carriers, army air forces. 20pcs.

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US Military DI's

Lot 3263: US Military DI's

by Alderfer Auction & Appraisal

January 29, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Hatfield, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $180

Description: US Military DI's Grouping of Distinctive Unit Insignia (DI's) for various units including infantry, signal, artillery, airborne and others. DI's are clutch-backs with various makers, some unmarked. 142pcs.

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German WWII Saddle Size 3 with Stand

Lot 1675: German WWII Saddle Size 3 with Stand

by Rock Island Auction Company

February 20, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: German WWII Saddle Size 3 with Stand Marked with Nazi proofs. Consigner notes indicate that it was brought home by 101st Airborne veteran who shot the German riding the horse and retrieved the saddle as a war souvenir. Very good condition overall. Manufacturer: None Model: None BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Class: Other Condition:

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Chrman Joint Chiefs LYMAN LEMNITZER - Card Signed

Lot 390: Chrman Joint Chiefs LYMAN LEMNITZER - Card Signed

by The Written Word Autographs

February 12, 2015, 1:00 PM PST

Tamworth, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $75

Description: Lyman Lemnitzer (1899-1988) General. Lemnitzer served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He then served as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO from 1963 to 1969. 5" x 3" card signed, "L. L. Lemnitzer General, U. S. Army."

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COLLECTION OF VINTAGE MILITARY PINS BADGES BUTTONS

Lot 81: COLLECTION OF VINTAGE MILITARY PINS BADGES BUTTONS

by E. M. Wallace Auctions & Appraisals

February 1, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $150

Description: COLLECTION OF VINTAGE MILITARY PINS BADGES BUTTONS: 1939 American Legion National Convention Ribbon and Enameled Pin for Geo. E Jordan.; U.S. Airborne patch, Oak Leaf Lapel Pins, Medal dedicated to the 63rd Ordnance Battalion, Explosive Ordnance Disposal. WWII US Navy Bureau Of Ordnance, Warner & Swasey E For Production Award Pin. United Seaman's Service Medal and several other interesting pieces.

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ANTHONY MCAULIFFE

Lot 191: ANTHONY MCAULIFFE

by Alexander Historical Auctions | Alexander Autographs

February 10, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: ANTHONY MCAULIFFE (1898 - 1975) American Army general who held Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, remembered for his reply to a German surrender ultimatum, "Nuts!" Iconic D.S., a 1 7/8" x 1" Belgian postage stamp commemorating Bastogne and showing an American GI and the 82nd Airborne "Screaming Eagle", signed in blue ink: "A. C. McAuliffe 'Nuts'". Fine. With an 8" x 10" photo of the general at Bastogne and a 1950 commemorative postcard. Fine.

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POLISH AIRBORN TROOPS OFFICERS BERET 1985

Lot 61: POLISH AIRBORN TROOPS OFFICERS BERET 1985

by Apple Tree Auction Center

January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Newark, OH, USA

Description: POLISH AIRBORN TROOPS OFFICERS BERET 1985

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U.S. KOREAN WAR AND VIETNAM 101ST AIRBORN TRAINING HELMET, WITH CHINSTRAP AND LINER

Lot 103: U.S. KOREAN WAR AND VIETNAM 101ST AIRBORN TRAINING HELMET, WITH CHINSTRAP AND LINER

by Apple Tree Auction Center

January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Newark, OH, USA

Description: U.S. KOREAN WAR AND VIETNAM 101ST AIRBORN TRAINING HELMET, WITH CHINSTRAP AND LINER

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508TH AIRBORNE PARACHUTE INFANTRY HELMET, WITH CHIN STRAP AND LINER

Lot 162: 508TH AIRBORNE PARACHUTE INFANTRY HELMET, WITH CHIN STRAP AND LINER

by Apple Tree Auction Center

January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Newark, OH, USA

Description: 508TH AIRBORNE PARACHUTE INFANTRY HELMET, WITH CHIN STRAP AND LINER

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WWII 82ND AIRBORNE PARA HELMET WITH CHIN STRAP AND LINER

Lot 209: WWII 82ND AIRBORNE PARA HELMET WITH CHIN STRAP AND LINER

by Apple Tree Auction Center

January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Newark, OH, USA

Description: WWII 82ND AIRBORNE PARA HELMET WITH CHIN STRAP AND LINER

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FRENCH ADRIAN M-26 AIRBORNE HELMET

Lot 515: FRENCH ADRIAN M-26 AIRBORNE HELMET

by Apple Tree Auction Center

January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Newark, OH, USA

Description: FRENCH ADRIAN M-26 AIRBORNE HELMET

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Gen MATTHEW RIDGWAY - ANS & Button From Uniform

Lot 400: Gen MATTHEW RIDGWAY - ANS & Button From Uniform

by The Written Word Autographs

February 12, 2015, 1:00 PM PST

Tamworth, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $350

Description: Matthew Ridgway (1895-1993) General. During World War II Ridgway commanded the newly activated 82nd Infantry Division. He planned and executed the night airborne operation during the invasion of Sicily then during the Normandy invasion personally jumped into France with his unit. In the late postwar, Ridgway served as army Deputy Chief of Staff in the Pentagon. He was named successor in command of United Nations troops in Korea with General MacArthur's removal by President Truman. In the Korean postwar, he was named Army Chief of Staff. 4 ¾" x 2 ¼" typed note signed, with initials, on the reverse of a mailing tag, "30 Jul 76. From vest of tropical Mess Jacket. M. B. R." With the brass ¾" diameter button from Ridgway's jacket.

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Large Grouping of Winchester Internal Reports, Including Analysis of Competing Firearms and Reports on Military Research and Development

Lot 1494: Large Grouping of Winchester Internal Reports, Including Analysis of Competing Firearms and Reports on Military Research and Development

by Rock Island Auction Company

February 20, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $900 - $1,300

Description: Large Grouping of Winchester Internal Reports, Including Analysis of Competing Firearms and Reports on Military Research and Development Dating chiefly between 1945 and 1975, this lot includes many detailed evaluations of products made by rival firms both sporting and military, internal procedural documents, market segment analyses, field reports on possible collaboration partners, periodicals mailed to Winchester. Also among the papers is a 1970 report on the Government Business Operating Plan, detailing then-current efforts by Winchester on caseless weapons, flechette guns, airborne cannon and the U.S.A.F. A-X Project (later the A-10 Thunderbolt). Items are good overall. Manufacturer: None Model: None BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Class: Other Condition:

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DR. ROBERT LEY'S IRON CROSS AND LABOR-RELATED PINS

Lot 620: DR. ROBERT LEY'S IRON CROSS AND LABOR-RELATED PINS

by Alexander Historical Auctions | Alexander Autographs

February 10, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: DR. ROBERT LEY'S IRON CROSS AND LABOR-RELATED PINS A superlative set of relics attributed to DR. ROBERT LEY (1890-1945), Nazi politician and head of the German Labor Front from 1933-45, taken when Ley was captured by soldier of the 101st Airborne in May, 1945. Included in this superlative grouping is Ley's World War I Iron Cross, Second Class by Sy & Wagner, with Third Reich-era ribbon (probably fitted by Ley); a small gilt Iron Cross decorative pin with opal(?) at center, a 1936 Tag der Arbeit pin, and a Deutsches Frauenwerk pin. Ley had been awarded his Iron Cross as an artilleryman at Verdun, before he became an aerial artillery observer. Ley no doubt cached these items in or near his residence, and they were discovered when the area was searched. As head of German labor, Robert Ley (1890-1945) effectively disbanded the labor unions, making workers tools of the state while enriching himself enormously. He establish the "Strength Through Joy" program to offer vacations to workers, and created the "people's car", the Volkswagen. At war's end, Ley went into hiding near Berchtesgaden, but was captured on May 16, 1945 by soldiers of the 101st Airborne acting on a tip. According to newspaper and family accounts, among Ley's captors was Staff Sgt. Theodore F. Faugh, an intelligence officer attached to the headquarters of the 502nd P.I.R. One Rochester newspaper article ca. mid-January, 1946 states that Faugh not only helped capture Ley, but returned to the U.S. with Ley's sword. According to a sworn statement by Faugh's son (included) and corroborated by other family members, Faugh also returned with other items owned by Ley, including the above, which he displayed in his home until his demise. With additional items documenting Faugh's service.

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DR. ROBERT LEY'S KYFFHAUSERBUND ARMBAND

Lot 621: DR. ROBERT LEY'S KYFFHAUSERBUND ARMBAND

by Alexander Historical Auctions | Alexander Autographs

February 10, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: DR. ROBERT LEY'S KYFFHAUSERBUND ARMBAND Kyffhauserbund armband attributed to DR. ROBERT LEY(1890-1945), Nazi politician and head of the German Labor Front from 1933-45, taken when Ley was captured by soldier of the 101st Airborne in May, 1945. The black wool armband measures 16 1/4" long, 3 3/4" wide, and bears the sewn-on patch depicting the Kyffhauser monument at center. Several pin holes are evident at either end of the armband, and the emblem is slightly toned. As head of German labor, Robert Ley (1890-1945) effectively disbanded the labor unions, making workers tools of the state while enriching himself enormously. He established the "Strength Through Joy" program to offer vacations to workers, and created the "people's car", the Volkswagen. At war's end, Ley went into hiding near Berchtesgaden, but was captured on May 16, 1945 by soldiers of the 101st Airborne acting on a tip. According to newspaper and family accounts, among Ley's captors was Staff Sgt. Theodore F. Faugh, an intelligence officer attached to the headquarters of the 502nd P.I.R.. One Rochester newspaper article ca. mid-January, 1946 states that Faugh not only helped capture Ley, but returned to the U.S. with Ley's sword. According to a sworn statement by Faugh's son (included) and corroborated by other family members, Faugh also returned with other items owned by Ley, including the above, which he displayed in his home until his demise. The Kyffhauserbund was established in 1900 as an umbrella organization for war veterans, and it was nazified after Hitler's takeover of power in 1933. With additional items documenting Faugh's service.

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William S. Phillips - Returning Fire

Lot 679W: William S. Phillips - Returning Fire

by Artistic Holdings Company

January 30, 2015, 4:45 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $480 - $620

Description: William S. Phillips - Returning Fire - Hand Signed - Limited Edition Canvas - Image Size: 20"w X 15"h. Limited Edition Of: 100 - The Sikorsky Uh-60 Black Hawk Is A Twin-turbine Engine, Single Rotor, Semi-monocoque Fuselage, Rotary Wing Helicopter. The Medium-lift Utility Or Assault Helicopter Was The Winner Of A United States Army Competition In The Late 1970s To Replace The Huey (uh-1) Family. Although The Two Final Competing Designs Were Both Developed To Army Specifications, The Uh-60 Was Selected Over An Entry From Boeing-vertol. It Would Go On To Serve As The Basis For Variants In Service With Other Branches Of The Us Military. The Black Hawk Can Perform A Wide Array Of Missions, Including The Tactical Transport Of Troops, Electronic Warfare And Aero Medical Evacuation. In Air Assault Operations It Can Move A Squad Of 11 Combat Troops With Equipment, With Advanced Avionics And Electronics Provide Increased Survivability And Capability. In William S. Phillips' "returning Fire," The Black Hawk Crew Assigned To The 101st Airborne Takes Evasive Action And Releases Flares And Machine Gun Fire After Being Fired Upon During A Sortie Late In The Day Over Iraq.

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William S. Phillips - Returning Fire

Lot 35W: William S. Phillips - Returning Fire

by Artistic Holdings Company

January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $180 - $230

Description: William S. Phillips - Returning Fire - Hand Signed - Limited Edition Print - Image Size: 16"w X 12"h. Limited Edition Of: 250 - The Sikorsky Uh-60 Black Hawk Is A Twin-turbine Engine, Single Rotor, Semi-monocoque Fuselage, Rotary Wing Helicopter. The Medium-lift Utility Or Assault Helicopter Was The Winner Of A United States Army Competition In The Late 1970s To Replace The Huey (uh-1) Family. Although The Two Final Competing Designs Were Both Developed To Army Specifications, The Uh-60 Was Selected Over An Entry From Boeing-vertol. It Would Go On To Serve As The Basis For Variants In Service With Other Branches Of The Us Military. The Black Hawk Can Perform A Wide Array Of Missions, Including The Tactical Transport Of Troops, Electronic Warfare And Aero Medical Evacuation. In Air Assault Operations It Can Move A Squad Of 11 Combat Troops With Equipment, With Advanced Avionics And Electronics Provide Increased Survivability And Capability. In William S. Phillips' "returning Fire," The Black Hawk Crew Assigned To The 101st Airborne Takes Evasive Action And Releases Flares And Machine Gun Fire After Being Fired Upon During A Sortie Late In The Day Over Iraq.

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Goethe By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Pencil and aquarelle on board

Lot 1: Goethe By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil and aquarelle on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Pencil and aquarelle on board 20x 30 for stamp sheetlet for Antigua and Barbuda Postal Service. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Apes By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Color pencil and aquarelle on board

Lot 2: Apes By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Color pencil and aquarelle on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: color pencil and aquarelle on board 20x30 for stamp sheetlet of 9 stamps. (Country unknown). Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Chow Yun Fat By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Acrylic on board

Lot 3: Chow Yun Fat By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Acrylic on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $3,000

Description: Acrylic on board, 20x30 for Stamp sheetlet of 6 stamps Guyana Postal Service. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Bob Dylan By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Acrylic on board

Lot 4: Bob Dylan By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Acrylic on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Description: Acrylic on board, 20x30 for Souvenir sheet. Country of issue unknown at this time. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Eleanor Roosevelt By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Pencil on paper

Lot 5: Eleanor Roosevelt By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $5,000

Description: Pencil on paper 8x11. U.S.First Ladies stamp series for the Gambia. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Queen Elizabeth In Various Views By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Color pencil on paper

Lot 6: Queen Elizabeth In Various Views By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Color pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Color pencil on paper, 8 x 11 Stamp series. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Kofi Annan By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Acrylic on board

Lot 7: Kofi Annan By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Acrylic on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,500

Description: Acrylic on board,14x17, for Ghana Postal Service. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Pope John Paul II By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz   - Color pencil on paper

Lot 8: Pope John Paul II By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Color pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $8,000

Description: color pencil on paper, 8x 11 For Stamp sheetlet, Government of Tuvalu. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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No Way Ballet By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Oil on Canvas

Lot 9: No Way Ballet By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Oil on Canvas

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Oil on Canvas ,18 x 24(stretched) Book cover for Troll Publications. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Universal Postal Union By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Color pencil and aquarelle on board

Lot 10: Universal Postal Union By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Color pencil and aquarelle on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $3,000

Description: Color pencil and Aquarelle on board, 14x 14 Stamp Omnibus issue for many nations postal services. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Uncle Val Gin By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - 9 Inch Round

Lot 11: Uncle Val Gin By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - 9 Inch Round

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $3,000

Description: Portrait for a Gin bottle label. 9 round. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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The Frenchman's Mistress By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Oil on canvass board

Lot 12: The Frenchman's Mistress By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Oil on canvass board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Historical (Candlelight) Romance, 1818 Oil on canvass board cover painting for Dell Publications. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Inspiration of the Lincoln Cent By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz   - Pencil on paper

Lot 13: Inspiration of the Lincoln Cent By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $10,000

Description: Drawing Pencil Drawing on Paper 31 x 26 in | 79 x 67 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Charlot (Charles Chaplin) By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Acrylic on Illustration Board

Lot 14: Charlot (Charles Chaplin) By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Acrylic on Illustration Board

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February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $7,000 - $10,000

Description: Original Painting (for stamp sheetlet of 9) Acrylic on Illustration Board 24 x 20 in | 61 x 51 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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John Lennon 1996 By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  -  Acrylic on Paper

Lot 15: John Lennon 1996 By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Acrylic on Paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $10,000

Description: Original Painting (for stamp sheetlet of 9) Acrylic on Paper 12 x 9 in | 30 x 23 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Daughter of God By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Aquarelle, Pencil and Ink on Arches

Lot 16: Daughter of God By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Aquarelle, Pencil and Ink on Arches

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $3,000

Description: Drawing Aquarelle, Pencil and Ink on Arches. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Edgar Allan Poe By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Charcoal and Pastel Pencil

Lot 17: Edgar Allan Poe By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Charcoal and Pastel Pencil

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $5,000

Description: Drawing, Charcoal and Pastel Pencil 14 x 11 in | 36 x 28 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Ernest Thompson Seton By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Color Pencil on Illustration Board

Lot 18: Ernest Thompson Seton By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Color Pencil on Illustration Board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Description: Drawing Color Pencil on Illustration Board. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Queen Elizabeth By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Pencil on paper

Lot 19: Queen Elizabeth By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $8,000

Description: Drawing Pencil 17 x 14 in | 43 x 36 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Waiting For His Muse By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Chalk and Pastel and Color Pencil on Paper

Lot 20: Waiting For His Muse By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Chalk and Pastel and Color Pencil on Paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $7,000

Description: Drawing Chalk and Pastel and Color Pencil on Paper 24 x 18 in | 61 x 46 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Humanities By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Graphite on Archival Paper

Lot 21: Humanities By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Graphite on Archival Paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $10,000

Description: Drawing Graphite on Archival Paper 17 x 14 in | 43 x 36 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Indian Profile For Bradford Mint Ring  By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil on Paper

Lot 22: Indian Profile For Bradford Mint Ring By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil on Paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $5,000

Description: Indian Profile For Bradford Mint Ring By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil on Paper 11 x 12. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Queen (Queen Elizabeth) By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Pastel on Paper

Lot 23: Queen (Queen Elizabeth) By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pastel on Paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Works on Paper (not prints) (for stamp) Pastel on Paper 14 x 8 in | 36 x 20 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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VDB (Victor David Brenner) By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Pencil on paper

Lot 24: VDB (Victor David Brenner) By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,200 - $5,000

Description: Drawing Pencil 17 x 11 in | 43 x 28 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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