Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 237

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Golfer and caddie at sunset. Watercolor and ink on stiff paper, circa 1960s. 368x534 mm; 14 1/2x21 inches, on 16x22-inch paper. Signed "Gustavson AWS" (American Watercolor Society) in lower right image. Tipped to board; matted and framed.

Provenance: Illustration House, November 1994; thence to Dick McDonough.

Gustavson was an excellent golfer himself and illustrated the book How To Play Your Best Golf by Tommy Armour in 1954. He explained that, "eventually, either by choice, economic pressure, or convenient timing, many artists concentrate on a particular subject which they know a great deal about and are able to interpret with precision and meaning. In my own case, that specialty is painting golf subjects. I have been intimately associated with golf since I was a caddie at the age of twelve and have since won five club championships."