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Famous magic illustrator, working mostly for [[Kaufman and Company]] and, more recently, [[Hermetic Press]].  
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'''Earle Oakes''' (1923-2011) was a  magic illustrator who has worked with [[Kaufman and Company]] and [[Hermetic Press]]. He did architectural renderings as a profession.<ref>http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20110927_Earle_Oakes__artist_loved_magic.html</ref>
  
Oakes has also illustrated [[Magicana]] in [[Genii]] since 1999 when it was purchased from the Larsen family by [[The Genii Corporation]].
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== Biography ==
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An Army Aircorps pilot during World War II, Earle was a lifelong artist. He and his brothers produced architectural renderings of most major building projects in Philadelphia for forty years (1951-1992). Following "retirement" he applied his energy and talent to two of his passions–magic and origami–by illustrating books and magazines.
  
Oakes' work is noted for its remarkable detail and wonderful sense of line. The hands have an almost three-dimensional modelled quality.
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His work is noted for its remarkable detail and wonderful sense of line. The hands have an almost three-dimensional modeled quality.
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According to Chuck Romano's book [[Art of Deception]], Oakes started doing magic illustrations part time in 1980 and went full-time in 1987, doing work for [[The Linking Ring]].  He began illustrating [[Magicana]] in [[Genii]] in 1999 when it was purchased from the Larsen family by [[The Genii Corporation]].<ref>http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=252970</ref><ref>http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/philly/guestbook.aspx?n=earle-oakes&pid=153726291</ref>
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==Marketed Tricks==
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*Master Lock Routine (1981)
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== Books (as Illustrator) ==
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* [[Secrets Draun from Underground]]
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* [[Jennings '67]]
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* [[Magie Duvivier]]
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* [[Mastering the Art of Magic]] by [[Eugene Burger]]
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* [[Folding Money Fooling]] by [[Robert Neale]]
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* [[The Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields]] by [[Jon Racherbaumer]]
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* [[Gene Maze and the Art of Bottom Dealing]]
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* [[Vis a Vis: A Jack Avis Book]]
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* [[The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser]]
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* [[Sankey Unleashed]]
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* [[Secrets of an Escamoteur]]
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* [[The Mysteries of My Life: Rene Lavand]]
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* [[The Berglas Effects]]
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{{References}}
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 76, No. 3, March 1996, THE ART OF DECEPTION, by Chuck Romano, page 69
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 91, No. 10, October 2011, In Memoriam, Earle D. Oakes July 9, 1923 - September 18, 2011, page 73
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* [[Genii 2011 November|Genii Magazine, Vol. 74, No. 11, November 2011]], Genii Speaks – The death of an 88-year-old man, page 11
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 91, No. 11, November 2011, Broken Wand, Earle D. Oakes, page 110
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* http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77212620
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Latest revision as of 09:22, 9 July 2020

Earle Oakes
BornEarle Dennis Oakes
July 9, 1923
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 18, 2011 (age 88)
Lankenau Hospital, Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
Resting placeSS Peter and Paul Cemetery

Earle Oakes (1923-2011) was a magic illustrator who has worked with Kaufman and Company and Hermetic Press. He did architectural renderings as a profession.[1]

Biography

An Army Aircorps pilot during World War II, Earle was a lifelong artist. He and his brothers produced architectural renderings of most major building projects in Philadelphia for forty years (1951-1992). Following "retirement" he applied his energy and talent to two of his passions–magic and origami–by illustrating books and magazines.

His work is noted for its remarkable detail and wonderful sense of line. The hands have an almost three-dimensional modeled quality.

According to Chuck Romano's book Art of Deception, Oakes started doing magic illustrations part time in 1980 and went full-time in 1987, doing work for The Linking Ring. He began illustrating Magicana in Genii in 1999 when it was purchased from the Larsen family by The Genii Corporation.[2][3]

Marketed Tricks

  • Master Lock Routine (1981)

Books (as Illustrator)

References

  1. http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20110927_Earle_Oakes__artist_loved_magic.html
  2. http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=252970
  3. http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/philly/guestbook.aspx?n=earle-oakes&pid=153726291