REN WICKS (1911-1998)
Mr Peabody and the murmaid

Lotto 527
2 0002 500
Gouache on board 30 x 51 cm Executed in 1948 Provenance: Private collection, Italy. Movie poster with William Powell and Janeth Leigh. Artist opened to many mediums, Wicks started his career working at the NASA. During World War II, he worked for Lockheed and realized artworks for fighters and bombers, which were used for propaganda. He made illustrations for numerous magazines such as Esquire, Redbook, Saturday Evening Post or Coronet and also did some advertising work for different brands and Casinos. Wicks’s art mainly revolves around women, planes and wings, which became his signature over time.