During the 50s, Bil Medcalf was one of Brown & Bigelow's star illustrators, creating 12 page calendar series based around themes of classic Americana. Here, he evokes a county fair, with sideshow attractions and a boy enjoying his first ride on a horse, as his family beams with pride. The scene evokes a vision of a simpler time, and a patriotic and nostalgic sense of 19th century America. This large, colorful, highly expressive oil on board with graphite highlights was created as the final preliminary painting for a published Brown & Bigelow calendar image. Each month likely celebrated a different seasonal landmark.
The County Fair
|Medium:||Oil on Illustration Board|
|Dimensions:||Sight Size 29 1/2" x 30" Framed 33 1/2" x 34"|
|Original Use:||Final Preliminary Painting for Brown & Bigelow Calendar|
|Price:||S O L D|