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Sell Your Amos Sewell Saturday Evening Post Art for up to Over $225,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

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Amos Sewell Saturday Evening Post Art

Amos Sewell was an artist who was educated at the California Institute of Fine Arts and the Grand Central School of Art in NYC. He began working for different magazines and advertising agencies in New York, but is perhaps best-remembered for his magazine covers for the Saturday Evening Post. Sewell illustrated over 50 Saturday Evening Post covers and was known for depicting scenes on the tenderness of childhood.

Below are some recent realized prices for Amos Sewell Saturday Evening Post art. We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions can obtain up to this amount or more for you:

  • Amos Sewell Saturday Evening Post Art Circa Early 1950s. Sold for Over $200,000.
  • Amos Sewell Saturday Evening Post Art Circa Late 1950s. Sold for Nearly $125,000.

The following are some art items we have sold at auction:

Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon — The National Portrait Gallery Study for ”Mr. President (Richard Nixon)”, Painted in 1968

Norman Rockwell oil on canvas painting of Richard Nixon, signed ”Norman / Rockwell” at lower right. Painting is the study for ”Mr. President (Richard Nixon)”, which resides in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and was published in the 4 February 1969 issue of ”Look” magazine, captioned ”Weighed, yet buoyed, by the American past and present, Richard M. Nixon, 37th President, faces the future in this Rockwell portrait”. 

Rockwell painted this study in late 1968 of then President-Elect Richard Nixon, a man whose portrait he found ”elusive” but whose features here are unmistakenly Nixon, revealing at the same time both the guardedness and warmth of the 37th President. As the premiere portraitist of the 20th century, one would expect no less from Rockwell. Oil on canvas measures 14” x 11”. Provenance is from Judy Goffman Fine Art of New York, and then subsequently the Charles E. Sigety Collection. Exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art in ”Norman Rockwell: The Great American Storyteller” from 2 March-15 May 1988, no. 64. Painting is in very good condition, with a stretcher bar mark along upper edge. Wax lined, with no inpainting. Sold for $125,000.

Amos Sewell Saturday Evening Post art
Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon. Click to enlarge

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Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ”Good Housekeeping” From November 1920 Entitled ”We Give Thee Thanks”

Beloved American illustrator, Jessie Willcox Smith original cover art for the November 1920 issue of ”Good Housekeeping” as well as the April 1922 issue of the UK edition, entitled ”We Give Thee Thanks”. Mixed media on illustration board measures 18.25” x 19”, showing two children praying before their meal. Signed ”Jessie Willcox Smith” at lower right. Artwork is one of Willcox Smith’s most memorable pieces, with limited edition lithographs even being made of it, a quintessential example of her work featuring two gently postured children in a moment of gratitude and familial warmth.

Jessie Willcox Smith was the exclusive cover artist for ”Good Housekeeping” from 1917-1933, and was the second woman inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, followed shortly thereafter by Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley, fellow members of the Red Rose Girls, a group of female artists who flourished during the Golden Age of Illustration. Very good condition with no restoration apparent under blacklight. Artwork was given to Anne Champe Orr, the needlework editor for ”Good Housekeeping”, and then by descent to consignor. Sold for $82,500.

Amos Sewell Saturday Evening Post art
Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ”Good Housekeeping” From November 1920 Entitled ”We Give Thee Thanks”. Click to enlarge.

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Ludwig Bemelmans Painting for ”Madeline and the Bad Hat” — Gorgeous & Vivid Painting Measures 31.75” x 19”

Ludwig Bemelmans painting for his ”Madeline” series of children’s books, illustrating a scene here for ”Madeline and the Bad Hat”. Rendered in mixed media on board, signed ”Bemelmans” at lower right. Painting measures 31.75” x 19”, with vividly rich colors. Back of board is stamped by the Hammer Galleries, who originally sold Bemelmans’ work for him, with an additional stamp reading ”Sketch for MADELINE And the Bad Hat by LUDWIG BEMELMANS”. Additional provenance includes sale by the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association, Inc. in its 16 January 1987 auction. With frame, painting measures 40.5” x 28.5”. Some toning to board consistent in color with the scene, support for painting is bowed, and a small amount of surface cracking on the water. Overall in very good plus condition. Sold for $28,000.

Amos Sewell Saturday Evening Post art
Ludwig Bemelmans Painting for ”Madeline and the Bad Hat”. Click to enlarge.

FREE ESTIMATE. To buy, auction, sell or consign your Amos Sewell Saturday Evening Post art that is for sale, please email your description and photos to Nate@NateDSanders.com of Nate D. Sanders Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com).

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