DEAN CORNWELL. Study for "The Big Fisherman." The final version of this study appears in the book of the same name by Lloyd Douglas published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in 1952. Oil on board. 222x292 mm; 8 3/4x11 1/2 inches. Framed.
Cornwell (1892-1960) was an American artist and illustrator known for his contributions to Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and The Saturday Evening Post. During the Golden Age of American Illustration, he lent his talents to literary giants like Ernest Hemingway and Somerset Maugham and completed murals for 10 Rockefeller Center and the General Motors Building in New York. Also known as the "Dean of Illustrators," Cornwell served as president of the Society of Illustrators from 1922-26 and was inducted to its Hall of Fame in 1959.