Saturday Evening Post - March 20, 1948

  • 13080
  • Stevan Dohanos
  • 22” x 28”
  •  1948
  • $400
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  • The Saturday Evening Post is an American periodical with a broad history dating back almost 200 years to its first issue published in Philadelphia in 1821. The company chronicled the many changes in the United States throughout the years and strived to maintain its content to be of the highest quality. Over the years the company was responsible for the launching of the literary careers of many famous writers such as Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, and others.
     
    In addition, the covers of the magazine “were easily the Post’s most distinctive feature, its most popular single item and its greatest sales asset.” – John Tebbel . Artists such as Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker became well known for the covers in the Saturday Evening Post. Other well-known artists of their time were often featured on the covers as well.
     
    This cover image by Stevan Dohanos shows the shoemaker Nick in his shop.
    Stevan Dohanos (1907-1994) was a successful commercial artist active in the mid-20th Century. He attended the Cleveland School of Art and admired artists like Grant Wood and Edward Hopper. He illustrated over 125 covers for the Saturday Evening Post. In the 1960s he served as chairman of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee. His paintings and prints have been highlights in many national museums and art institutions including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Dartmouth College.
     
    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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