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Original Vintage American Airlines San Francisco Bridge Poster by Dong Kingman c1970

American Airlines - San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge

Dong Kingman
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30" x 40.5" - 76cm x 103cm

The sun begins to set over the marine layer in this early 1970s travel poster for American Airlines to San Francisco, California. Likely from the vantage point of Baker Beach, fisherman and onlookers watch the sun dip beyond the Golden Gate Bridge as it disappears into the Marin Headlands. Sailboats weave beneath the famous bridge, and two kites seem to be getting the best view in town.

Dong Kingman (1911-2000) was a famous Chinese American artist and one of America’s leading artists in watercolors. Born in Oakland, California, to an immigrant family from Hong Kong, he was given the name King Man (in Cantonese, they mean "scenery" and "composition") because of his aspiration to become an artist. He was known as the leading California Style School painter and was famous for his urban and landscape paintings and graphic design work in the Hollywood film industry. His works are included by over 50 public and private collections worldwide, including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Brooklyn Museum; deYoung Museum and Art Institute, Chicago.

American Airlines is a major airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was founded in 1926 as a union of more than eighty small airlines and is the world's largest airline. American Airlines is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world. Through this partnership they are able to coordinate fares and services with Airlines around the world. In 2001, they acquired the well-known Trans World Airlines (TWA). They still operate today out of ten major hubs in the United States.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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