China Gold Interior Illustration

Artist:Martha Sawyers
Date:1942
Medium:Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 35 " x 23 1/2 " Framed 43" x 31"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Interior Story Illustration in Collier's March 7, 1942 "China Gold" by Pearl S. Buck
Price:$2800.00
Full View of Artwork

Full View of Artwork

Detail of Father Valerian and wounded man

Detail of Father Valerian and wounded man

Detail of Illustration

Detail of Illustration

 

Artist's signature and corner frame profile view

Artist's signature and corner frame profile view

A wonderfully executed interior illustration for a serialized story by Pearl S. Buck titled "China Gold" which ran in Collier's magazine from February 7-April 18, 1942.

Caption reads "Father Valerian came out from the chapel at once and led the wounded men to the hospital." A large crisply-rendered oil on canvas mounted on board.

Martha Sawyers artwork is in the Frank Gehry-designed Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis.

Above: Copied tearsheet from Collier's March 7 1942
Framed view

Framed view

Martha Sawyers began her career illustrating her travels to China and Indonesia. An exhibit of those paintings brought her to the attention of the Collier's magazine art editor who sent her to the China-Burma-India area during World War II as an artist-correspondent



 

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