Being A Mother Yourself...

Artist:Stanley Galli
Date:1951
Medium:Gouache on illustration board
Dimensions:Sight size 13" X 19" Framed 17" by 23"
Condition:Very good with light soiling and tanning to the illustration board
Original Use:Interior Story Illustration for Today's Woman - January, 1951
Price:$1950.00
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The illustration as published (included in sale)

The illustration as published (included in sale)

Detail

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This humorous yet disturbing Americana illustration from 1951 captures the exasperation of an archetypical housewife in the early baby boom years. Artist Stan Galli shows a pretty yet steamingly frustrated young mother tossing her children into a fountain in the center of Anytown USA, hinting at both the immediate frustrations of the story (of her rambunctious boys day with her icy mother-in-law) and the larger sense of bewilderment many American women felt at as men returned home after World War II, and began sweeping women out of the workplace and back into the home. The painting appeared as an interior illustration in the January, 1951 edition of Today's Woman, illustrating a story by Gertrude Carrick titled "Being A Mother Yourself - You'll Understand".

Stan Galli was a San Francisco based commercial illustrator who was inducted into the Illustrator's Hall Of Fame in 1981. During World War II, he illustrated training manuals for the U.S. Navy, moving to New York from California in the late 1940s, where he worked for premiere mainstream magazines like Ladies Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post, alongside illustrators like Stevan Dohanos and Jack Dumas.
Galli is best remembered for his United Airline travel posters in the 1950’s and 1960’s, which are hotly collectible today.

Framed view in simple and likely original limed oak frame

Framed view in simple and likely original limed oak frame

Today's Woman Magazine - January, 1951 (included in sale)

Today's Woman Magazine - January, 1951 (included in sale)



 

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