A large colorful original oil on canvas by The Saint Paul Minnesota artist and Illustrator Edward Vincent Brewer; titled Passed by the Board. A rare surviving archived Cream of Wheat original oil painting that was included in the multi-city museum touring exhibit organized in the 1980’s showcasing the Cream of Wheat Brand advertising art. This 1923 artwork was reproduced as a full page advertisement in hundreds of American magazines and is featured as a full page colorplate on page 76 in The Cream of Wheat Advertising Art book. Cream of Wheat employed giants in the field of illustration to create their enduring advertisements. Counted among those are N.C. Wyeth, Jessie Willcox Smith, Phillip Goodwin, J.C. Leyendecker, and James Montgomery Flagg. With the help of this stable of talent, the Cream of Wheat advertising campaign would come to define some of the most recognizable visions of American hearth and home.
Artist: Edward Brewer