May 03, 2018 - Sale 2476

Sale 2476 - Lot 28

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
49 3/4x37 inches, 126 1/2x94 cm.
Condition B / B+: repaired tears and creases in image; overpainting along sharp vertical and horizontal folds; pin holes in top corners; light offsetting in upper image.
Born in Vienna, Dryden's career followed two different paths, both of which led to great success. His early career was spent in Berlin prior to the World War I, where he designed elegant posters for fashionable restaurants and cabarets, all published by the prominent printer Hollerbaum & Schmidt. From 1926-1933 he lived in Paris before ultimately fleeing Europe in the face of the growing Nazi threat before World War II. He settled in Hollywood, California, where he became a top stage and costume designer for the movie industry, until his death in 1938.