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United States Scott SC2 Barcelona Souvenir Card SCV.$225

Lot 72: United States Scott SC2 Barcelona Souvenir Card SCV.$225

by Fusco Auctions

February 21, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Willoughby, OH, USA

Estimated Price: $75 - $150

Description: Rarely seen Barcelona, 1st International Philatelic Congress souvenir card in VF condition. 2015 SCV.$225

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United States Scott SC2 Barcelona Souvenir Card SCV.$225

Lot 73: United States Scott SC2 Barcelona Souvenir Card SCV.$225

by Fusco Auctions

February 21, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Willoughby, OH, USA

Estimated Price: $75 - $150

Description: Rarely seen Barcelona, 1st International Philatelic Congress souvenir card in VF condition. 2015 SCV.$225

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Signed and Framed Manchester United Shirt Bryan Robson from 1994 - 1995

Lot 7: Signed and Framed Manchester United Shirt Bryan Robson from 1994 - 1995

by Authenticautographsjust4u

February 28, 2015, 5:00 PM GMT

Stockport, United Kingdom

Description: Signed and Framed Manchester United Shirt Bryan Robson from 1994 - 1995

Condition Report: Mint

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Signed & Framed Manchester United  Football Shirt by Ryan Giggs - 1994/1995

Lot 70: Signed & Framed Manchester United Football Shirt by Ryan Giggs - 1994/1995

by Authenticautographsjust4u

February 28, 2015, 5:00 PM GMT

Stockport, United Kingdom

Description: Signed & Framed Manchester United Football Shirt by Ryan Giggs - 1994/1995

Condition Report: Mint

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Manchester United Signed Football 1995/1996

Lot 282: Manchester United Signed Football 1995/1996

by Authenticautographsjust4u

February 28, 2015, 5:00 PM GMT

Stockport, United Kingdom

Description: Manchester United Signed Football 1995/1996

Condition Report: Okay

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Giclee on Canvas after Scanlan (45C)

Lot 45C: Giclee on Canvas after Scanlan (45C)

by TOP AUCTION ITEMS.COM INC

February 28, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Dover, DE, USA

Estimated Price: $2,400 - $2,600

Description: Giclee on Canvas, Approx. 30" x 23 1/2" In.

Condition Report: GOOD

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Giclee on Canvas after Scanlan (45C)

Lot 45C: Giclee on Canvas after Scanlan (45C)

by TOP AUCTION ITEMS.COM INC

March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Dover, DE, USA

Estimated Price: $2,400 - $2,600

Description: Giclee on Canvas, Approx. 30" x 23 1/2" In.

Condition Report: GOOD

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James Bond Goldeneye (1995) Two British Quad film posters including Teaser & Main, starring Pierce Brosnan, United Artists, rolled

Lot 551: James Bond Goldeneye (1995) Two British Quad film posters including Teaser & Main, starring Pierce Brosnan, United Artists, rolled

by Ewbank's

February 5, 2015, 12:00 PM GMT

Woking, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: James Bond Goldeneye (1995) Two British Quad film posters including Teaser & Main, starring Pierce Brosnan, United Artists, rolled (2) h:30 w: 40 in.

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Authentic Salvador Dali Woodblock - Inferno 8

Lot 124Y: Authentic Salvador Dali Woodblock - Inferno 8

by TOP AUCTION ITEMS.COM INC

February 28, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Dover, DE, USA

Estimated Price: $7,500 - $8,000

Description: Signed Authentic Woodblock from The Divine Comedy Series - Inferno 8, Certified by Bruce Hochman the International Fine Art Appraiser for the Salvador Dali Gallery, Inc, Size Approx: 10.5X13".

Condition Report: Good

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Authentic Salvador Dali Woodblock - Inferno 8

Lot 124Y: Authentic Salvador Dali Woodblock - Inferno 8

by TOP AUCTION ITEMS.COM INC

February 8, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Dover, DE, USA

Estimated Price: $7,500 - $8,000

Description: Signed Authentic Woodblock from The Divine Comedy Series - Inferno 8, Certified by Bruce Hochman the International Fine Art Appraiser for the Salvador Dali Gallery, Inc, Size Approx: 10.5X13".

Condition Report: Good

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Herbert Schmalz

Lot 203: Herbert Schmalz "The Return From Calvary" Print

by Pace & Hong Auctions, LLC

February 6, 2015, 5:30 PM EST

Alpena, MI, USA

Description: Hugo Guttmann, New York , Sole Agent in the United States & Canada. 1906 by Louis Wolff & Co., London, W. Painted by Herbert Schmalz. (MAZ 118)

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1995 Proof Set #71612v1

Lot 1787: 1995 Proof Set #71612v1

by 21st Century Auctions

February 2, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $75

Description: 1995 Proof Set **|**|** 1995 Proof Set #71612v1

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United States Stamp Collection

Lot 249: United States Stamp Collection

by Fusco Auctions

February 21, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Willoughby, OH, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: Useful looking collection of mostly used stamps sorted on stock pages in albums, singles on pages in albums, some bulky type material in another binders, etc. Also noticed a smattering of Canada and Newfoundland. Mostly familiar stamps with the occasional better ones. Good lot for the right person that likes to pick. Suggested bid $150

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Japan Scott 580a VF OG NH Booklet SCV.$125

Lot 470: Japan Scott 580a VF OG NH Booklet SCV.$125

by Fusco Auctions

February 21, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Willoughby, OH, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: Complete 1954 Philatelic Week booklet, Scott 580a, Unused with VF centering, full NH original gum. 2015 SCV.$125

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Box of Philatelic Literature

Lot 21: Box of Philatelic Literature

by Fusco Auctions

February 21, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Willoughby, OH, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: A large grouping of U.S. Postal Guides in reasonably good condition. Very good references. Est.$50-100

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1995 2 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra #83944v1

Lot 1797: 1995 2 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra #83944v1

by 21st Century Auctions

February 2, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $180 - $190

Description: 1995 2 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra **|**|** 1995 2 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra #83944v1

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Lot 1048: Canada 1985 Proof Set National Parks #13474v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $75

Description: Canada 1985 Proof Set National Parks **|**|** Canada 1985 Proof Set National Parks #13474v2

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Lot 1112: Canada 1976 silver dollar Library #13483v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1976 silver dollar Library **|**|** Canada 1976 silver dollar Library #13483v2

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Lot 1126: Canada 1981 Proof Set Railroad #13470v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $75

Description: Canada 1981 Proof Set Railroad **|**|** Canada 1981 Proof Set Railroad #13470v2

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Lot 1141: Canada 1984 Proof Set Toronto #13473v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $75

Description: Canada 1984 Proof Set Toronto **|**|** Canada 1984 Proof Set Toronto #13473v2

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Lot 1163: Canada 1972 silver dollar Voyageur #13480v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1972 silver dollar Voyageur **|**|** Canada 1972 silver dollar Voyageur #13480v2

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Lot 1241: Canada 1958 silver dollar Totem Pole #13476v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1958 silver dollar Totem Pole **|**|** Canada 1958 silver dollar Totem Pole #13476v2

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Lot 1256: Canada 1982 Proof Set Regina #13471v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $75

Description: Canada 1982 Proof Set Regina **|**|** Canada 1982 Proof Set Regina #13471v2

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Lot 1267: Canada 1974 silver dollar Winnipeg #13481v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1974 silver dollar Winnipeg **|**|** Canada 1974 silver dollar Winnipeg #13481v2

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Lot 1282: Canada 1975 silver dollar Calgary Centennial #13482v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1975 silver dollar Calgary Centennial **|**|** Canada 1975 silver dollar Calgary Centennial #13482v2

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Lot 1366: Canada 1971 silver dollar British Columbia #13479v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1971 silver dollar British Columbia **|**|** Canada 1971 silver dollar British Columbia #13479v2

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Lot 1618: Canada 1983 Proof Set Edmonton Games #13472v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $75

Description: Canada 1983 Proof Set Edmonton Games **|**|** Canada 1983 Proof Set Edmonton Games #13472v2

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Lot 1632: Canada 1964 silver dollar Charlottetown #13477v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1964 silver dollar Charlottetown **|**|** Canada 1964 silver dollar Charlottetown #13477v2

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Lot 1687: Canada 1986 Proof Set Vancouver #13475v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $75

Description: Canada 1986 Proof Set Vancouver **|**|** Canada 1986 Proof Set Vancouver #13475v2

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Lot 1696: Canada 1965-1966 silver dollar #13478v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1965-1966 silver dollar **|**|** Canada 1965-1966 silver dollar #13478v2

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Lot 1813: Canada 1978 silver dollar Commonwealth Games #13485v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1978 silver dollar Commonwealth Games **|**|** Canada 1978 silver dollar Commonwealth Games #13485v2

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Lot 1840: Canada 1977 silver dollar Silver Jubilee #13484v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 6, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: Canada 1977 silver dollar Silver Jubilee **|**|** Canada 1977 silver dollar Silver Jubilee #13484v2

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Canada Jay

Lot 109: Canada Jay

by Copley Fine Art Auctions

February 12, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Charleston, SC, USA

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

Description: by Robert Havell"Canada Jay (No. 22, Plate CVII)""Corvus Canadensis""Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon F.R.S.F.L.S." lower left"Engraved, Printed, & Coloured by R. Havell. London 1831" lower righton J. Whatman watermarked paper

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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

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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

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Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

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Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

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February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

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Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

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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

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Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

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Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

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Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

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February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

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February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

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February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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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

by Tangible Investments

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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