"N.C. Wyeth, my father, was a great friend of Harvey Dunn and thought highly of his work-I feel the same way and think his work is very powerful. -- Andrew Wyeth, Chadd's Ford, PA "Born and raised in a homesteading family, Dunn painted an authentic and artistic record of the settlement of our great state..." -- M. Michael Rounds Governor, State of South Dakota
In 1974 Walt Reed founded Illustration House, Inc. Reed was part of the instructional staff of the Famous Artists School. There he worked with some of America's most prominent illustrators, including Norman Rockwell, Stevan Dohanas, Robert Fawcett and Albert Dorne. His previous books include, The Illustrator in America, Harold von Schmidt Draws and Paints the Old West, Great American Illustrators, and The Art of Tom Lovell. Reed was editor for North Light Publications in 1972-1976. He designed the Bicentennial 50 State Flag stamps and has been a consultant on several subsequent stamp projects. is president of the Illustration House gallery. Roger has written articles for American Art Review, Step-by-Step Graphics and other magazines, and edited Illustrator in America. Roger has curated or arranged exhibitions of illustrative art at the Brandywine River Museum, the Society of Illustrators in New York, and J.C. Leyendecker's first museum retrospective at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 1997. He is on the Permanent Collection Committee of the Society of Illustrators in New York and has consulted for other museums in the authentication of works of illustrators. Lynn Verschoor is the director of the South Dakota Art Museum. She studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts and teaching from South Dakota State University. She received her Master of Science degree in information media and instructional design from St. Cloud State University at St. Cloud, Minnesota, in 1985. During her more than twenty years as an exhibiting artist, Lynn's work has been included in exhibitions nationwide from Tennessee to California.