Nov 10, 2022 - Sale 2621

Sale 2621 - Lot 196

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000

JOSEPH FEHER (1908-1987)


39 1/2x24 1/4 inches, 100 1/4x61 1/2 cm.
Condition A-: minor repaired tears and abrasions at edges.

Hungarian-born Feher studied art in Budapest, Italy and Germany before coming to America in 1928, where he had a scholarship to study at the Art Institute of Chicago. He moved to Hawaii in 1947, where he worked as a designer for the Bishop Museum and taught at the Honolulu Academy of the Arts. One of his largest commissions was with United Airlines, for whom he designed at least ten posters. Here, he depicts a Douglas DC-6 flying over San Francisco and an encompassing view of Presidio Ave and Market Street; the cable car climbs up California street through Chinatown, with the towers of the Oakland Bay Bridge appearing in the distance. United Airlines began flying the DC-6 in 1947 and entered the jet age in 1959 when they began flying Douglas DC-8 jet planes.