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John Philip Falter Saturday Evening Post Art

John Philip Falter was an American artist who began his career creating covers for pulp magazines and magazine advertisements in the 1930s. He got into illustrating Saturday Evening Post covers in the early 1940s, which he is most recognized for today. Falter created nearly timeless 130 covers for the magazine. His works are preserved at the John Philip Falter Museum in Falls City, Nebraska.

Below is a recent realized price for John Philip Falter Saturday Evening Post art. We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions can obtain up to this amount or more for you:

John Philip Falter Saturday Evening Post Art Circa Late 1940s. Sold for Over $300,000.

We have sold the following items 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.

John Philip Falter Saturday Evening Post art
Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon. Click to enlarge

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.

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

Alberto Vargas Art — An Original “Vargas Girl” Watercolor Painting — 18″ x 37.25″ — Painting Is From March 1948 Varga Pin-Up Calendar

Original “Vargas Girl” watercolor on board, Alberto Vargas art, which appeared as the March 1948 calendar pin-up girl in Esquire Magazine. Next to her portrait, Esquire quotes her as saying, “My boy friend often tells me / That our love is indestructible; Although I’m his biggest asset / It’s too bad I’m not deductible.” This watercolor is a beautiful example of Vargas’ aesthetic, whose pin-up girls became wildly popular during WWII and defined the genre of pin-up art collected today. During the 1940’s and 50’s, Vargas was considered an authority on the female form, and renowned for his airbrush techniques. He signs “Vargas” to the lower left of the 18″ x 37.25″ watercolor. Scattered light foxing and pin-holes to right edge at center, else near fine. Framed to an overall size of 28.25″ x 38.5″. Lot also includes an original 8.5″ x 12″ lithograph of the Varga Girl March 1948 calendar, published by Vargas Enterprises Inc.  Sold for $13,650.

John Philip Falter Saturday Evening Post art
Alberto Vargas Art; An Original “Vargas Girl” Watercolor Painting — 18″ x 37.25″ Painting Is From March 1948 Varga Pin-Up Calendar

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