[Neward,NJ]: Ye Paint Pot Publisher, 1928. Illustrated. Scarce First Edition. A Mother Goose title published by students of the Fawcett School of Industrial Arts. “Designed and Lettered By The Second Year Class.” Ida Wells Stroud was the Instructor. The Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art (NSFIA) was a city-run vocational and art school in Newark, New Jersey. Opened in 1882 as the Evening Drawing School, its name was changed in 1909 to the Fawcett School of Industrial Arts, and changed again in 1928 to the Newark Public School of Fine and Industrial Art. A number of well-known artists served on the faculty at Newark over the years, including the prolific illustrator and graphic designer Irv Docktor and painter John R. Grabach. Others included Enid Bell, Gustave Cimiotti, Hannes Beckman (design and color), Hillaire Hiler (color), Joseph Konzal (sculpture), Gerson Leiber (print making), Leopold Matzal (portrait), Reuben Nakian (sculpture), Robert Conover, Leo Dee, Jane Burgio, and Grigory Gurevich. Ida Wells Stroud taught there from 1907 to 1943. Laid in are two additional prints of the book’s front cover. A very scarce publication featuring the works of students at the school. Scarce! 8vo., pink boards with paper color illustrations tipped to front cover; 29 pages. Item #58366
Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight).