Collection of fifteen (15) Lorence F. Bjorklund (New York/Minnesota, 1911-1978) signed pencil on paper drawings, likely book illustrations, depicting various Native American, military, animal and pioneer scenes with figures. All signed and page numbered, three with titles including, "Nez Perce War 1877/ The Indians Spike the Howitzer, Infantryman, and Captain Jack & Schonchin in the Lava". 14 Sheets – 11" x 14". One sheet – 16 7/8" x 13 7/8". American, mid/late 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. Biography: As a child Lorence Bjorklund lived near Fort Snelling, Minnesota and became familiar with horses and the military. He won an art scholarship to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. in early 1930's. During these early years he drew illustrations for Western pulp magazines. Bjorklund illustrated more than 300 books, both for adults and for children. His specialty was the Early American west. He also illustrated and wrote many books including "Faces of the Frontier" and "The Great American Buffalo". CONDITION: All overall very good condition, some light toning to paper, slight wear to a few edges.
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