Global Glamour - Alaska

Artist:Henry Clive
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight size 13 1/2" by 20 1/2" Framed 25" by 30 1/2"
Original Use:Cover Art for The American Weekly - August 6, 1944
Price: S O L D
Above: Full view of gouache illustration cover painting
Above: The artist's signature lower right
Above: The American Weekly - Global Glamour, Alaska
Above: Framed and matted behind glass in handsome antique ornate cornered frame

The original gouache on board painting by Henry Clive was used as the cover of Randolph Hearst's The American Weekly magazine, August 6, 1944. This was one of the images Clive created for a series of covers that glorified the Global Glamour of women from the cultures America found itself allied with during the dark days of World War II. This series presented a rare opportunity for Clive to depict women from a variety of races in the guise of pin up and glamour art. The cover text reads "Alaska - Typical Beauties On All Our War Fronts." A rare surviving cover painting depicting a traditionally attired Eskimo girl with her sled dog at hand. Beautifully silk matted and framed in an ornate period gesso frame and ready to hang.

Above: Detail
Above: Verso Label
Above: Verso view before framing
Above: Inscription in pencil by Henry Clive
Above: Frame corner profile detail

Henry Clive had a three decade career illustrating covers for The American Weekly, this is a fresh to the market work that was signed in pencil by Clive "To Johnny, Best Regards Henry Clive". Johnny was the artist's lawn boy who also did odd jobs around his Hollywood home in the 1950s. The artist gifted this painting to the boy at that time and this has remained in the family until now.


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