The Augsburg Sailors

Artist:Karl Godwin
Date:1940
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 19" x 28" Framed 29" x 37"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Illustration For Argosy Magazine
Price:Sold
Framed view

Framed view

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

Detail

Detail

Above: Verso notations from Argosy Pulp Magazine on back stretcher

"The Augsburg Sailors" is a dramatic, boldly rendered, action packed homoerotic World War II illustration by the renowned illustrator Karl Godwin. Best remembered for his longtime work as artist for Reader's Digest and calendar illustrations, Godwin was a versatile talent, as seen in this unusual, patriotic image of one semi-nude sailor defiantly eyeing the sky as he cares for his wounded brother in arms. Painting is very nicely framed in a fine museum quality gold gesso period carved frame. The verso stretcher bear bears a pencil notation from publication in an August issue of Argosy Magazine.

Full view

Full view

Frame corner profile

Frame corner profile



 

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