Will Rogers Memorial Fund 1930s - For Sale

Will Rogers Memorial Fund 1930s
Price: $975.00
Christy, Howard Chandler
17 x 26
This wonderful and moving poster combines the work of a very well known American poster artist - Howard Chandler Christy - and the premature death of an equally prominent American humorist and social commentator, Will Rogers. Christy's Poster, produced in the year of Rogers' death (1935) includes his usual Christy girl (here shedding a tear - unusual for his women), as well as the traditional Western wear for which Rogers was known. Christy (January 10, 1873ÑMarch 3, 1952) was an American artist famous for the Christy Girl', similar to a 'Gibson Girl'. His posters which were produced during the First World War (If I Were A Man, Fight or Buy Bonds, I Want You for The Navy, were instant classics, and are now collected and guarded jealously by afficionados worldwide). Christy was born in Morgan County and attended early school in Duncan Falls, Ohio. He then studied in New York at the National Academy and the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase. He first attracted attention with his illustrations of the Spanish-American War, published in Scribner's and Harper's magazines and in Collier's Weekly, gaining especial prominence with the series, 'Men of the Army and Navy,' and a portrait of Colonel Roosevelt. He was best known, however, for his charming illustrations of the works of such authors as Richard Harding Davis and he created a picturesque and romantic type of society women peculiarly his own. His work is characterized by great facility, a dashing but not exaggerated style, and a strong sense of values. ÊThe subject of the Poster, William Penn Adair ÒWillÓ Rogers (November 4, 1879 Ð August 15, 1935) was a Cherokee-American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor. He was the father of U.S. Congressman and WWII Veteran Will Rogers, Jr. Known as Oklahoma's favorite son,[1] Rogers was born to a prominent Indian Territory family. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 'talkies'),[2] wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns,[3] and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people, and was the top-paid movie star in Hollywood at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed near Barrow, Alaska Territory.. This poster is in very good condition - mounted on paper, cut close on all four sides, no margin, pinholes in four corners - but B+ overall. Measures 17 x26.
#1070

Art (paintings, prints, frames)
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