A tense and action packed gunfight scene featuring a flapper era cowgirl is presented in this large and rare surviving Domingo F. Periconi oil painting. This artwork was commissioned by Dell publications as cover art for the June 1938 edition of Ace High Magazine, a western pulp. Work has printer’s verso notations and is initialed lower left and really is a defining example of 1930s pulp fiction.
Domingo Francisco Mario Periconi was born January 22, 1883 in Reggio, Calabria, Italy. He immigrated to the United States in 1904 and settled in Manhattan, New York City. Domingo Periconi was a classically trained artist at the National Academy of Fine Arts School in New York City and painted in many mediums. His commercial specialty, western themes, can be found on the front cover of many pulp magazines of the 1930s.
In addition to pulp fiction magazines covers, Domingo painted numerous landscapes of California as well as upstate New York.