01/AR0902 Guide to the Victoria Poyser Lisi Collection Lisi, Victoria Poyser Collection Finding Aid Authors: Nicole Yatsonsky.

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2018-03-20
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Guide to the Victoria Poyser Lisi Collection 1975/2003 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Victoria Poyser Lisi Collection 1975-2003 1978-1983 01/AR0902 Lisi, Victoria, 1949 - 4.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: http://libiow.library.unt.edu/Archon321
Original pieces and published examples of fantasy art work by illustrator Victoria Poyser Lisi.

Other Information:

Collection items were moved over from Rare Books - initially acquired in 2003, 2004, 2005

Biographical Information:

Also known as Victoria Poyser

Administrative History:

Victoria Poyser Lisi is an American illustrator and artist who specializes in science-fiction and fantasy. She holds a BFA from Evergreen State College in Olympia. She was inspired to start her work by the World Fantasy Convention in 1979. She's done the cover art for many books and magazines, as well as the interior art, from the late 1970s through the 1990s. More recently, she works on children's book illustrations and instructional painting books. Her earlier paintings were largely in acrylics, but she now prefers to use watercolors. Lisi previously taught illustration for six years at Western Connecticut State University, but now lives in Colorado where she teaches drawing and painting at Aims Community College in Loveland.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift - transfered from Rare Books

Accruals:

2018-012

Separated Materials:

22 books removed to and cataloged in Rare Books

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Victoria Poyser Lisi Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

Warren Norwood Collection

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

The bulk of this collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use. Items stored in the map case (as indicated below) are located on-site at the Willis Library and available for same day paging.

Arrangement of Materials:

Items in this collection are arranged into series by type of artwork.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains original artwork, sketches and concept art, prints, published works, and cover illustrations by fantasy artist Victoria Poyser Lisi. Many items are still sealed in their original plastic covers and signed by the artist herself. Several are also framed or attached to matboards. The original pieces and sketches are largely done in watercolor or pencil, though some are painted with acrylics. The content of the pieces ranges from all manner of fantasy-related creatures and scenes, including Santa's workshop, mermaids, angels, wizards and sorcerers, dragons, etc.

Detailed List of Contents id203454 Original Artwork id203470 1 708025 id203596 1 Page illustrations from Rapunzel by Fiona Black 1992 Scope and Contents

Page 25 - Rapunzel in the desert - call #: NC975.5.L57 R377 1991 Page 11 - Rapunzel's father discovered by the witch - call #: NC975.5.L57 R373 1991 Page 7 - Rapunzel's parents - call #: NC975.5.L57 R371 1991 Page 23 - The witch cuts off Rapunzel's hair - call #: NC975.5.L57 R376 1991 Page 18 - The prince enters Rapunzel's tower - call #: NC975.5.L57 R375 1991 Page 8 - Rapunzel's father sneaks into the witch's garden - call #: NC975.5.L57 R372 1991 Page 12 - Rapunzel taken by the witch - call #: NC975.5.L57 R374 1991

id203606 1 Page illustrations from Babes in Toyland as told by Mandi McDonald 1990 Scope and Contents

#8 - The first of the charges - call #: NC975.5.L57 B3345 1989 #22 - The lovers are reunited - call #: NC975.5.L57 B3356 1989 #27 - Mary's sacrifice - call #: NC975.5.L57 B33621 1989 #21 - Mme Ellisette and Marmaduke - call #: NC975.5.L57 B3363 1989 #11 - The plot thickens - call #: NC975.5.L57 B3375 1989 #29 - Mary and the Toymaker - call #: NC975.5.L57 B3362 1989 #19 - Grumio defends a lady in distress - call #: NC975.5.L57 B3347 1989 #12 - An evil farewell - call #: NC975.5.L57 B3348 1989 #16 - The search through Toyland continues - call #: NC975.5.L57 B3374 1989 #4 - Old friends meet again - call #: NC975.5.L57 B3365 1989

id203471 2 708026 id203607 2 Artwork from "One Minute Teddy Bear Stories" by Shari Lewis and Lan O'Kun 1993 Scope and Contents

#21 - The kiss - call #: NC975.5.L57 O5454 1992 #15 - Safe - call #: NC975.5.L57 O547 1992 #17 - Lost and found - call #: NC975.5.L57 O5456 1992 #19 - The growing of Jamie - call #: NC975.5.L57 O544 1992 #12 - The smallest of bears - call #: NC975.5.L57 O5476 1992 #11 - Teddy bear - call #: NC975.5.L57 O548 1992 #2 - Like father, like son - call #: NC975.5.L57 O5455 1992 #3 - The treasure - call #: NC975.5.L57 O5487 1992 #13 - Fever - call #: NC975.5.L57 O5444 1992 #7 - Max, the genius - call #: NC975.5.L57 O5463 1992 #14 - The story of two bears - call #: NC975.5.L57 O5478 1992 #8 - Molly - call #: NC975.5.L57 O5466 1992

id203512 19 712274 Scope and Contents

Case #4 - Drawer #1 Contains over-sized items

id203526 19 5 id203513 19 5 "The Story of Santa Claus" - Fig. 27-B undated Scope and Contents

Work of an elf measuring children's toys on a clothes line

id203514 19 5 [Framed work of an elf pushing a sleigh] undated id203515 19 5 "The Story of Santa Claus" - spread 14B undated Scope and Contents

Work of a seal looking through a telescope

id203516 19 5 "The Story of Santa Claus" - spread 114B undated Scope and Contents

Work of an elf and a walrus painting a wall

id203517 19 5 "Let's Read Big Books, Second Grade" undated Scope and Contents

Hampton-Brown Artwork - Lesson F-3 Image of farmer and sheep with sheer "clipping path" overlay

id203518 19 5 "To The Angels" undated id203519 19 5 "Garden Angel" undated id203520 19 5 "The End" undated
id251493 "Crystal Rose" 1995 Scope and Contents

This image was used for the cover of Personal Alchemy by Amber Wolfe. The models are Kate Shaw and Julius Lisi. The physical medium is acrylic paint. The call number NC975.5.L57 C79 1995.

id251494 "Isis" 1991 Scope and Contents

The physical medium is acrylic paint. The call number is NC975.5.L57 I85 1991.

id251495 "Liquid Dream" 1975 Scope and Contents

The physical medium is acrylic paint, watercolour, bristol board and polychrome. The call number NC975.5.L57 L56 1975.

id251496 "Moon Goddess" 1990 Scope and Contents

This image was on the cover of Science Fiction Chronicle, November 1997. The physical medium is acrylic paint.

id251497 Original cover painting for "Red as Blood" 1983 Scope and Contents

This original artwork for the cover of the book Red as blood, or tales from the Sisters Grimmer by Tannith Lee. The physical medium is acrylic paint. The call number is NC975.5.L57 R4311 1983.

id251498 Original cover painting for "Shadowkeep" by Alan Dean Foster 1984 Scope and Contents

The physical medium is acrylic paint. The call number NC975.5.L57 S5299 1984.

id251499 Original cover painting for the 1985 reissue of "The Adventures of Alyx" 1985 Scope and Contents

Original artwork for the reissue cover of the book The Adventures of Alyx by Joanna Russ in 1985. The physical Medium is acrylic paint. The call number NC975.5.L57 A38 1985.

id203455 Prints id203522 2 708026 id203608 2 Xanth Pin-Up Calendar 1990 id203609 2 "The Guardian" 1980 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 G83 1980

id203610 2 "Tree of Swords and Jewels" 1984 id203611 2 Cover art for Web of Darkness by Marion Zimmer Bradley 1984 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 W436 1984

id203612 2 Cover art for Red as Blood by Tanith Lee 1983 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 R43 1983

id203613 2 Cover art for Emperor of Eridanus by Pierre Barbet 1983 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 E47 1983

id203614 2 "Devil Tarot" 1982 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 D48 1982

id203615 2 "Beware the Piper" 1980 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 B49 1980

id203616 2 "Feathers and Swirls" 1978 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 F43 1978

id203617 2 "Fez II: The Contract" 1983 Scope and Contents

Cover - signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 F49 1983

id203618 2 "Guardian" 1980 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 G83 1980

id203619 2 "The Harper Hall of Pern" 1984 Scope and Contents

Cover Call #: NC975.5.L57 H37 1984

id203620 2 "The Night All Magic Went Awry" 1981 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 N54 1981

id203621 2 "Sunning in an Updraft" 1980 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 S866 1980

id203622 2 "Red Sonja" 1978 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 R537 1978

id203623 2 Cover art for "The Shattered World" by Michael Reaves 1983 Scope and Contents

Call #: NC975.5.L57 S53 1983

id203624 2 "Liralen" 1980 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 L57 1980

id203625 2 "Sorceress in Her Study" 1978 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 S67 1978

id203626 2 "The Shattered World" 1985 Scope and Contents

Cover - signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 S53 1985

id203627 2 "Web of Darkness" 1984 Scope and Contents

Cover - signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 W436 1984 c.2

id203628 2 "Red as Blood" 1983 Scope and Contents

Cover Call #: NC975.5.L57 R43 1983

id203629 2 "The Gorgon" 1985 Scope and Contents

Cover - signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 G67 1985

id203630 2 "Moon Called" 1983 Scope and Contents

Cover - signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 M66 1983

id203631 2 "Sung in Shadow" 1983 Scope and Contents

Cover Call #: NC975.5.L57 S864 1983

id203632 2 Cover art for "Sword and Sorceress" by Marion Zimmer Bradley 1984 Scope and Contents

Sealed in plastic

id203633 2 Cover art for "Sword and Sorceress" by Marion Zimmer Bradley 1984 Scope and Contents

Attached to matting - no back

id203634 2 [Girl and sea monster in water] undated
id203523 19 Scope and Contents

Case #4 - Drawer #1

id203524 19 5 id203527 19 5 A Scope and Contents

Contains 3 autographed prints

id203567 19 5 A "Greyhaven" 1983 id203568 19 5 A [Two humans trapped in the woods by two creatures] undated id203569 19 5 A "Night Witches" 1978
id203456 Sketches/Concept Art id203528 2 708026 id203636 2 "Leaf Fairy" 1978 Scope and Contents

2 copies - signed in pencil - from "Fantasy: The Fantasy Artists Network Magazine," v. 1, #3, Fall 1979, p. 18 Call #: NC975.5.L57 L43 1978

id203637 2 "Dragon Queen" undated id203638 2 "Sorceress in Her Study" 1978 id203639 2 Wizard's world 1978 Scope and Contents

2 copies - From "Fantasy: The Fantasy Artists Network Magazine," v. 1, #3, Fall 1979, p. 18 Call #: NC975.5.L57 W59 1978

id203640 2 "I Saw You Adorned With Jewels" 1978 Scope and Contents

Signed - from The Baby Dryad by H. Warner Munn Call #: NC975.5.L57 I73 1978

id203641 2 [Chessmen] 1975 Scope and Contents

Signed - cover of Northwest Chess - August 1975 Call #: NC975.5.L57 N67 1975

id203529 3 708027 id203642 3 Concept sketch for cover of "Master of Glass" 1985 Scope and Contents

Signed Call #: NC975.5.L57 M378 1985

id203643 3 [Royalty led by the guard] undated id203644 3 Concept sketch #1 for cover of Greyhaven 1983 Scope and Contents

Call #: NC975.5.L57 G741 1983

id203645 3 Concept sketch #2 for cover of Greyhaven 1983 Scope and Contents

Call #: NC975.5.L57 G742 1983

id203646 3 Concept sketch #3 for cover of Greyhaven 1983 Scope and Contents

Call #: NC975.5.L57 G743 1983

id203647 3 [Regal squid-like fantasy creature at table] undated Scope and Contents

On plastic sheet - negative image

id203648 3 [Woman wrapped with a dragon, holding a crystal ball] 1978 Scope and Contents

On plastic sheet - negative image

id203649 3 [Woman in hood holding up hand] undated Scope and Contents

On plastic sheet - negative image

id203651 3 [Woman in hood holding up hand] undated Scope and Contents

On plastic sheet - negative image

id203650 3 [Circlular image of woman and her hair] undated Scope and Contents

On plastic sheet - negative image

id203652 3 Concept sketch for cover of "Red as Blood" 1983 Scope and Contents

Call #: NC975.5.L57 R431 1983

id203635 3 Concept sketch for cover of A Century of Progress by Fred Saberhagen 1983 Scope and Contents

Features fantasy and Nazi imagery Call #: NC975.5.L57 C46 1983

id203457 Published Works id203488 4 708024 Scope and Contents

Artwork exists either on covers and/or throughout

id203530 4 1 Matrix Prints order form undated id203531 4 2 Northwest Chess 1975-1976 Scope and Contents

#333 (3 copies), #335, #336, #343 Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1975-6 Northwest Chess n.333 Aug 1975 MSS Lisi 2 1975-6 Northwest Chess n.335 Dec 1975 MSS Lisi 2 1975-6 Northwest Chess n.336 Jan 1976

id203532 4 3 Coffee Break 1978 Scope and Contents

Volume 2, Issue 1 Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1978 Coffee Break v.2 n.1 Summer 1978

id203533 4 4 Weirdbook Fall 1978 Scope and Contents

#13 Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1978 Weirdbook #13 Fall

id203534 4 5 Convention publications 1978-1984 id203535 4 6 Starship: The Magazine about Science Fiction Fall 1979 Scope and Contents

Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1979 Starship

id203536 4 7 Tunnels & Trolls 1979 Scope and Contents

Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1979 Tunnels

id203537 4 8 Weirdbook 1979 Scope and Contents

#14 Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1979 Weirdbook #14 Spring

id203538 4 9 Fantasy Fall 1979 Scope and Contents

Volume 1, Number 3 Also features article Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1979 Fantasy v.1 n.3 Fall 1979

id203539 4 10 Noreascon Two - Program Book 1980 Scope and Contents

Call #: MSS Lisi 1 1980

id203540 4 11 Naginata Aug/Sept 1980 Scope and Contents

Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1980 Naginata 1980 Aug MSS Lisi 2 1980 Naginata 1980 Sept

id203541 4 12 Shayol Winter 1980 Scope and Contents

Volume 1, Number 4 Call #: MSS Lisi 2 Shayol v.1 n.4 Winter 1980

id203542 4 13 The Baby Dryad 1980 id203543 4 14 Different Worlds July 1981 Scope and Contents

Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1981 Different Worlds

id203544 4 15 World Fantasy Convention 1982 Scope and Contents

Call #: MSS Lisi 1 1982 1982

id203545 4 16 Fez II: The Contract 1983 id203546 4 17 Norwescon - Seattle 1982-1983 id203547 4 18 Weirdbook Spring 1984 Scope and Contents

#19 Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1984 Weirdbook #19 Spring

id203548 4 19 World Tales 1985 Scope and Contents

World Fantasy Convention Souvenir Book Call #: MSS Lisi 1 1985

id203549 4 20 World Tales 1985 Scope and Contents

World Fantasy Convention - Cover Prints (2)

id203550 4 21 Unnumbered prints from World Tales 1985 Scope and Contents

World Fantasy Convention

id203551 4 22 West Wind 1985 Scope and Contents

#100 Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1985 WestWind no.100 November 1985

id203552 4 23 Science Fiction Chronicle September 1991 Scope and Contents

Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1991 Science Fiction Chronicle 1991 September

id203553 4 24 Science Fiction Chronicle March 1993 Scope and Contents

Call #: MSS Lisi 2 1993 Science Fiction Chronicle 1993 March

id203554 4 25 Arisia 2003 Scope and Contents

Call #: MSS Lisi 1 2003

id203489 Paperback Books Scope and Contents

Paperback books with cover art by Lisi. These items have been separated to the Rare Books catalog.

id203490 "The Game of Empire" by Anderson, Poul 1985 id203491 "Hoka" by Anderson, Poul and Dickson, Gordon R. 1984 id203492 "Cluster" by Anthony, Piers 1977 id203493 "The Emperor of Eridanus" by Barbet, Pierre 1983 id203494 "Greyhaven: An Anthology of Fantasy" by Bradley, Marion Zimmer 1983 id203495 "Web of Darkness" by Bradley, Marion Zimmer 1983 id203496 "Masters of Glass" by Easton, M. Coleman 1985 id203497 "Dreams and What They Mean To You" by Gonzalez-Wippler, Migene 2001 id203498 "East of Midnight" by Lee, Tanith 1977 id203499 "A Vision of Beasts: Book One - Creation Descending" by Lovejoy, Jack 1984 id203500 "A Vision of Beats: Book Two - The Second Kingdom" by Lovejoy, Jack 1984 id203501 "A Vision of Beats: Book Three - The Brotherhood of Diablo" by Lovejoy, Jack 1985 id203502 "The Golden Sword" by Morris, Janet 1977 id203503 "Dare to Go A-Hunting" by Norton, Andre 1990 id203504 "Forerunner: The Second Venture"by Norton, Andre 1985 id203505 "House of Shadows" by Norton, Andre and Miller, Phyllis 1984 id203506 "Moon Called" by Norton, Andre 1983 id203507 "Flight in Yiktor" by Norton, Andre 1986 id203508 "Wheel of Stars" by Norton, Andre 1983 id203509 "The Shattered World" by Reaves, Michael 1984 id203510 "Stardance" by Robinson, Spider & Jeanne 1983 id203511 "The Fallen Country" by Sucharitkul, Somtow 1986