Couple looking apprehensively towards left

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Signed (lower right) Oil on canvas 75 x 46 cm Executed in 1970 Provenance: Private collection, Italy Illustration for a story published in Redbook. William Reusswig was an American painter known for his prints. His name first appeared in 1923 in an article in the New York Times about a baseball game in which he played in college. After graduating from Amherst University, he took advanced painting classes at the Art Student League where he met his future wife, Martha Sawyers. His first published works were interior illustrations for Colliers. He also illustrated articles for Cosmopolitan, Liberty, Redbook, The Saturday Evening Post and many more. Reusswig and his wife made a good artistic team together as they were both fascinated by exotic lands, comic illustrations of classic novels and men’s adventures that we will find continuously in his portfolio.