Striking depiction of prolific actor Jeff Chandler in one of his many Western roles, here likely as Cochise in “The Battle at Apache Pass” (1952). Mythic, in a cloud, his warriors following, all set against an orange sky, signaling what, exactly? Blood, perhaps; fire, maybe — or is it merely the color of the battle canyon wall?
Gouache on board. 13″w x 16″h with frame, image is 9″x x 12″h.
Price on request.
Bio of the artist:
Born in 1924, Roger LaManna studied watercolor painting with Charles Giles at Florida Southern College. He continued his formal art training in New York at the Parsons School of Design, and the Art Students League. His painted watercolors for General Electric, Seagram 7, and Raytheon. His illustrations appeared as cover art for magazines including Sports Review, Screen Legends, Sound Stage, and Real Magazine. LaManna was an illustrator for Bantam Books and did motion picture illustrations for Warner Brothers. He was Professor of Drawing at Brandes Art Institute, and Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. — adapted with information from lesli art/shevrinfinearts.com