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A Careless Word - Another Cross

A Careless Word - Another Cross

ID# 4338
John Atherton
28" x 37"
(71cm x 94cm)
Regular price €517,95 EUR
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Created during the Second World War by Atherton, this dramatic and gripping image tells the viewer to be diligent in not giving out information about the War Effort in the United States. It was commissioned during an era when spy activity was very active inside the United States.
John Atherton (1900 – 1952) was an American graphic designer, painter and illustrator. Having studied at College of the Pacific and California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Atherton, as a student, worked in a number of art studios where he acquired the knowledge to further his career as a professional artist. Atherton is best known for his work featured on many covers of the Saturday Evening Post from 1942 to 1961. The American artist is also well known for his World War II posters, including his award-winning "Buy a Share in America" poster from 1941.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster has been archivally mounted, linen-backed, and is in excellent condition.
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