Sam Hyde Harris Union Pacific Excursions Advertising Maquette Sketch (1930s) P1420

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The great Sam Hyde Harris, simultaneously the doyen of California plein air painters and a pioneering giant of advertising art on the West Coast, produced this unerringly executed sketch for a Union Pacific ad campaign. The vignettes of the destinations vie with the beautifully executed lettering for pride of place in this pleasure filled drawing. 43" x 13.5" ...

Vernon Morse WWII Original Art for Propaganda Poster P1395

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This is happy propaganda, so radiant and confident one can almost believe the war was won on attitude. Good, that is. In fact it was won by sheer superiority in resources and manufacturing and a huge war effort on the part of the civilian populations as well as the military. This now exists as a ...

Richard MacDonald Production Gouache for “The Day Of the Locust” 1974 P1298

Richard MacDonald was a storied production designer, and, as this terrific gouache attests, a very fine painter. Executed for the 1975 film of The Day of the Locust, this production sketch for the film's set design captures the scene of a premiere at Grauman's and the atmosphere of 1930s Movieland with the very mixture of romance and realism ...

Litho of Castle Green in Original Frame AP527a

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Original design of the amazing Castle Green in Pasadena, captured in this lithograph. 60w x 26h framed. Only a part of the original scope remains today. One of Pasadena’s most unique buildings, the Castle Green was built in 1898 as the annex for the famous Hotel Green. The Castle Green is an imposing seven story Moorish ...

“Hotel Savoy” Gunfight, oil on board P1254

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There's smoke and there's blood in front of the Hotel Savoy, but the Gunfighter's not giving up, not yet. Even though his compadre appears to have bit the dust alongside. Great oil on board, circa 1930. Artist is unknown. Possible illustration art. Artwork is 12 x 16, Framed 20.5 x 24. Price on request.

Simon Werner Cars In Front of One Park Avenue 1920s Magazine Illustration Original Art P1253

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A terrific New York scene to show off a pair of elegant automobiles by an artist who made a specialty of illustrating swell cars in swanky settings amongst elegant folks, in periodicals such as Coiuntry Life, McCall's, Judge and Everybody's Magazine, often associated with the advertising for Pierce -Arrow. Oil on canvas. Re-lined. Absolutely tops. Frame ...

Irv Wyner Background from Tweety & Sylvester “Tom-Tom Tomcat” 1953 – Teepees P1118

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Irv Wyner is finally becoming one of the sung heroes of animation for his fantastic backgrounds, as sharp and pointed in their way as everything else (and there was always a lot of else) going on in these classic Warner Brothers cartoons. This is on paper in gouache, ink and airbrush. Image 9.5" x 11", frame ...

Irv Wyner Farm Scene with Piggies P1117

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Animation background master artist Irv Wyner returned repeatedly to this setting. Intensely detailed, utterly satisfying, brilliantly observed and hyper-real, even hyper-surreal, these images of farm life are deeply subversive and at the same time so contentedly domestic. Satisfyingly concrete. Americans are strange. Very grown-up children. 27.5" x 22". 33.25" x 27.5" with frame. 22" x 28" unframed. ...

Richard Lillis Western Pulp Magazine Original Art Oil on Board 1940s P1108

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Labelled a fragment, this small painting packs an outsize wallop. The strength of the composition belies the designation. Wild, Woolly and Western. And more than a little woofy. That's one handsome cowpoke handling that battering ram. And that door is going down. Art is 7 1/2" x 10 3/4", frame 10 1/4" x 13 1/2". Price on ...

Lady With a Black Eye by Peter Baum 1958 Oil on Canvas P1088

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Magazine illustration original. And we mean original. Because it really packs a wallop. By one of the masters of the genre in its last great late flowering. The image contains a wealth of cultural information, ideas and contradictions. She's been hit. We might assume a man did it. We don't know the story. She is ...

William Frederick Foster Magazine Illustration World War I P1079

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Prime Minister David Lloyd George, at the War Cabinet, conferring with his Military Secretary Colonel Arthur Lee (later First Viscount Lee of Fareham). Probably one of a series of illustrations for an article, or several, on the conduct of the Great War, perhaps for Colliers, Harper's or The Saturday Evening Post. From the estate of ...

Irv Wyner Pinup Girl P1053

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Stunning and incredibly sexy red-gowned pre-war beauty here. Irv Wyner started out in New York doing pinup illustrations before he moved West to work in Hollywood as an illustrator. This piece will be estate-stamped by the Irv Wyner Estate. 22"w x 30"h. Unframed, oil on board. Price on request. Irv Wyner (1904-2002) was one of the most ...

Irv Wyner The Farmer’s Wife and her Rooster Pal Painting P1044

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Hilarious. ruthlessly funny and absolutely masterful. Noted animation background artist Irv Wyner has earned a piece of immortality through his contributions to the golden age of American cartoons. Here his work is nothing less than devastating in its humor and its very high style. The rendering of the print fabric of her dress alone is ...

Robert E. Johnston Oil on Board Magazine Illustration P1037

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Robert E Johnston 1885-1933. Little is known about this creative magazine illustrator/painter of the golden age of magazine illustration. This one dated 1930 and titled on the back "Americans All.." We're guessing this is from a tale of old California, set in the 1850s. ' "What do you know about him anyway?" Christopher was rudely ...

Ejnar Hansen Portrait of General James H. Doolittle (1940s) Oil on Canvas P993

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Ejnar Hansen portrait of General Jimmy Doolittle, 29.5"x x 35"h in frame, Image is 24"w x 30"h. American aviator and army general Jimmy Doolittle led an air raid on Tokyo and other Japanese cities four months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. If there is a crown jewel to Jimmy Doolittle's legendary career it would be ...