The Sports Art Of James Fiorentino by James Fiorentino HARDCOVER-
About the Book
This 90 page hardcover book depicts over 100 images of renowned sports artist James Fiorentino’s artwork. Illustrating many sports and atheletes of our past and present. A great book for the art collector and sports fan.
Features & Details
Category Arts & Photography
Size Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
Publish Date Oct 24, 2007
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