DEAN CORNWELL (1892-1960)
To the conquest of time and space

Lot 547
3 5005 000
Gouache on paper 43 x 47 cm Executed in 1944 Provenance: Private collection, Italy Original project for the construction of an Eastern Airlines mural done at the Rockfeller Center. Nicknamed the « Dean of Illustrators, » Dean Cornwell (1892-1960) was an American illustrator and muralist, often featured in popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar or Redbook and books written by Pearl S. Buck, Lloyd Douglas, Ernest Hemingway and many more authors of the second half of the 20th Century. He realized many illustrations, advertisements and posters promoting the war effort. He is most famous for his murals at the Los Angeles Public Library, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands, California and for the New England Telephone headquarters building in Boston. Alumnae of the Art Institute of Chicago, we recognize his oeuvre with a realistic yet original and ingenious brushstroke