I have no idea what story this was for. Areas of grey paint (policemans hat and cemetery stone near his arm) are crazing and have loss. White scrape mark left side at coffin lid.Stamp of probably an artists agency on back. Here is some bio information on him. His experience at Disney, particularly during the1941 animators strike, laid the groundwork for his 1969 novel TheRat Factory. He left Disney to fight in WWII. Following serving in the military, McDermott worked as afreelance illustrator, building a reputation for creating images of action, war, and adventure. His work in the 1950s was seen is magazines such as Argosy, Adventure, Blue Book, Outdoor Life and American Weekly.
McDermotts work also appeared in paperback novels publishedby Dell, Fawcett Gold Medal and Bantam Mystery. He also created covers for sciencefiction comics such as Voyage to the Deep and horror themes in paperbacks suchas the 1955 cult classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers.Although some of his work is signed with his full last name, he frequently signed it with a monogram of McD. You can find a more complete bio on Wikipedia. The item "Original Painting 1950s by John McDormatt Illustrator Police Opening Coffin" is in sale since Tuesday, November 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "4x51955" and is located in Branford, Connecticut.
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