Oct 15, 2020 - Sale 2547

Sale 2547 - Lot 140

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

MAURICE LOGAN (1886-1977)


23x16 inches, 58 1/2x40 1/2 cm.
Condition A: minor overpainting in margins.

Maurice Logan was a prominent commercial artist working out of Northern California. He was also a fine artist and in 1917 joined five other California painters to form the "Society of Six," a group of artists whose work was categorized first and foremost by bold colors. "Considered outsiders in their time, their work is now recognized as part of the vital and enduring lineage of American art" (See Society of Six, by Nancy Boas, University of California Press, 1997). In 1923, Maurice Logan began designing posters for the Southern Pacific Railway. This same image was also used in 1930 on a cover of a brochure promoting the excursion from San Francisco.