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Ken Scott American Frontier Artist: Fraktur Examples made during Pennsylvania German Design class

Here are some frakturs and a scraffito plate that I worked on during the recent Pennsylvania German Design class at the Arms Making Worksho.

A Pennsylvania German painted Fraktur  Watercolor on paper, inscribed with a poem and: Diese Bild Gehert Maria Schäffer 1816.  10 3/4 x 8 3/4in (27.5 x 22.5cm)

I like the clock! A Pennsylvania German painted Fraktur Watercolor on paper, inscribed with a poem and: Diese Bild Gehert Maria Schäffer 10 x 8 x

Circa 1819 birth and baptismal certificate

Fraktur : decorated manuscript or document of early Pennsylvania-Germans and other German-American immigrants. They were personal family records rather than legal documents.

A Pennsylvania German painted Fraktur

A Pennsylvania German painted Fraktur - Watercolor on paper, inscribed with a poem and: Diese Bild Gehert Maria Schäffer 10 x 8 x

American, Pennsylvania German Flowers  19th century Opaque, water-based paint and watercolor with pen and red paint and brown ink on laid paper 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.

American, Pennsylvania German Flowers century Opaque, water-based paint and watercolor with pen and red paint and brown ink on laid paper 4 x 2 in.

"George Washington"    Drawing done by Pennsylvania German artists in a style reminiscent of medieval illuminated manuscript art. The painter who created this portrait of Washington is not known by name; art historians refer to him as the "Washington-Sussel Artist" because his work was first studied by a collector of that name

"George Washington" Done by Pennsylvania German artists in a style reminiscent of medieval illuminated manuscript art. The name, "fraktur", actually means "fractured writing" and is a reference to the pointedness of Gothic German script.

my book covers

Willa Cather: Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Vintage Books, December Design: Megan Wilson

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Illustrated century Cuckoo Bird Poem: "The cuckoo tells a pleasing taile/ To each resounding grove/ And every pleasing note she sounds/ Inspires my hart with love" Watercolour and ink on paper

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An ornate, hand-drawn bookplate, with birds, tulips, and gothic text in German.

An ornate, hand-drawn bookplate, with birds, tulips, and gothic text in German…

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