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


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.      

Irv Wyner Farm Scene with Piggies P1117


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. 22" x 28" unframed. Oil on Masonite. Price on request.

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


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


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


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


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 P1045


There isn't anyone like Irv Wyner, and every time we acquire one of his paintings, we just can't stop looking at it. He really painted like nobody else on earth. A famed background artist on Chuck Jones' miraculous team of mad geniuses, his talent reached far and wide, from gorgeous watercolor seascapes to these hallucinated ...

Irv Wyner The Farmer’s Wife P1044


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


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


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 ...