A large and fantastic oil painting by New York Illustrator and artist Edmund F. Ward for an interior story in The Pictorial Review Nov. 1921; titled “The Girl Who Wanted a Fairy Prince” by Maude Radford Warren. A magical other-worldly scene with a weeping woman surrounded by creatures of her imagination.
This image serves as the artist’s image selection in the Walt Reed penned “The Illustrator in America”. Additionally this painting has been exhibited at The Norman Rockwell Museum in 2002, and at The Society Of Illustrators in 1984. Nicely framed in a handsome hand crafted white gold museum quality frame.
Edmund Franklin Ward lived and worked primarily in White Plains New York. A friend of Norman Rockwell at the Art Students’ League, the duo set-up a studio together. Early oils were as authoritative and dramatic as any of the more established artists. He could capture intimate, delicate scenes as well as large, action-filled dramas, and even comedy with a sure touch. Among the slicks that hired his services: Youth’s Companion, Liberty, Ladies’ Home Journal, Redbook., Pictorial Review, McCall’s, Country Home, Country Gentleman, Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s Home Companion, American, Collier’s. Historical book illustration, ad work, murals (e. g. White Plains Public Library), and government commissions during both World Wars rounded out his career. He continued to paint long after he left the illustration field.