Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 217

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
Argument over Golf Rules. Illustration for unknown publication, circa 1920s. Mixed media, including charcoal, wash, and gouache on board. 305x320 mm; 12x12 1/4 inches, on 14x13 1/4-inch board. Signed "Arthur William Brown" in lower left image. A Christmas card to the artist from the syndicated golf columnist, Alex Morrison, accompanies the lot.

Provenance: Illustration House, January 1993; thence to Dick McDonough.

The Canadian-born A.W. Brown began his illustrative career at the Hamilton Spectator as a chalk plate artist. At 19, he came to New York and studied at the Art Students League under Walter Appleton Clark, Frank DuMond, and F.R. Gruger. Shortly thereafter, he embarked on a successful career as a popular artist of WWI posters and story illustrations (though never covers) for novels and magazines, including a 40-year association with the Saturday Evening Post. He was president of the Society of Illustrators from 1944-47 and inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1964.