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We also accept payments through Authorize. 20th Century Bucks County artist best known for his. His work appeared on the covers of the. Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, Sports Afield, Bell Telephone News, Bucks County Traveler, Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Farm Journal. Original signed gouache painting on paper.
Site: 16.25"x 12.5" Frame: 27.25"x 22.25". Looks excellent, in "as found" original condition, no visible wear, fading, or damage, not examined out of the frame, glass has been removed-- please look at photos carefully. Great looking composition by Walter Calvert! This paintings depicts a family transporting a Christmas tree across a snow covered farm landscape.
This painting was likely used as the cover of a magazine. Calvert was best known for his illustration art.
This is a fine example of his work in great condition. We regularly feature newly acquired artwork, from antique and vintage to contemporary and modern.
Select the "See other items" tab on our page. (Obituary from Bucks County Courier Times). Patsy Drew walked down the library steps directly into the effusive embrace of Eleanor Fitz-Henry.
Exclaimed the red-haired Eleanor, looking more radiant than ever in her green early-spring outfit, Youre an answer to a prayer! Patsys gray eyes widened inquiringly.Eleanor came to the point with her usual directness. Ive been wracking my brains to think of some girl I could trust Neil Allison with for one evening. This was the opening of a romance story published in Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine on Nov.
8, 1959, under the headline, Patsy, a modern Cinderella, takes rich girl friends place on a date. Something more was needed to captivate readers, however.
Namely, a portrait of the winsome Patsy. Enter Walter Cal Calvert of Buckingham. As a freelance artist in demand by pulp mags, all Cal needed was a copy of Ruth Hunts tale.From it he quickly envisioned a Liz Taylor-like Cinderella getting ready for her big date as modeled by his daughter Judy. Calvert was a mainstay of the American magazine industry in the mid-20th century.
Though well known in Bucks Countys art community, Calvert remained largely unknown nationally. He deflected praise and often would not sign his works. Said wife Eleanore after his passing in 1960, Had Cal been a better businessman, his name would be as recognizable as Norman Rockwell. Its easy to mistake some of his works as those of Rockwell.
But Calvert cant be pinned to one style. As an artist for hire, he could quickly turn out images to fit the stylistic demands of his employers. A graduate of the esteemed Philadelphia Museum School of Art in the mid 1920s, his work appeared on many magazine covers from the 1930s through the 1950s. They included the Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, Sports Afield, Bell Telephone News, Bucks County Traveler, Pennsylvania Railroad and the Farm Journal.
He also was active in national advertising campaigns. A retrospective of Calverts career recently completed a monthlong run at the Doylestown Historical Society.
It was a tribute to one of the lesser-known greats of the Bucks art world. The idea for the exhibition came as a bolt of lightning to Milton Kenin, senior archivist at the society. He was thumbing through archives and noticed a photo published in a 1956 Central Bucks High School yearbook of Calverts daughter Judy pointing to a painting by her father on the school wall. The acrylic depicted in exquisite detail a 1913 flag-raising at the former Doylestown Public School.Wanting to know more about the artist, Milt tracked down Judy at her home in Solebury where she lives with her husband George Yerkes. Her fathers works decorate their house. Kenin was blown away when he first saw them. So I invited her to exhibit them at our headquarters to help resurrect his career, said Milt. With that, the couple assembled about 40 works of art and headed for the historical society. Recently I caught up with Judy at her home on a wooded cliff overlooking Lumberville and the Delaware River. There we talked about her dad and living on a farm in Buckingham adjacent to Yerkes familys None Such Farm. Thats where her husband George grew up and left to be a Navy combat pilot in the Vietnam War. Weve known each other since I was 3 and he was 7, she smiled. As an artist, Calvert was so committed to his craft hed start work at 8 a. And continue in his at-home studio until 3 a. But he made time for family. He was the most wonderful, kind gentleman as a father, Judy said with a smile.
He loved the outdoors, reflected in many of his paintings. He made a whole playhouse for me and my sister Carole out of sunflowers. He planted them for walls and rooms and then when they grew and bloomed we walked inside and it was magical looking up through the flowers. When not painting, Calvert and his wife bought old farmhouses in Bucks and fixed them for resale. Being a prolific artist was Cals passion.
He poured himself into each canvas, whether it be scratch board, pen and ink, pastel, acrylic or oil. He nor his wife knew how to make a business of art, however. For that reason, Cal never achieved the kind of national fame earned by George Sotter, Daniel Garber, Norman Rockwell and Ben Solowey, whom Cal knew. Judy in retirement would like to see the legacy of her dad perpetuated. To me, an exhibition at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown would seem likely.
Or Judy could take the collection on the road. Not a chance, she laughed. 100% Guaranteed to be as described. We ask for your patience and assure you we are acting as quickly as we can. All lots are accompanied by a name and/or description and lot number for reference.An approximation can be provided beforehand if requested. Thank you for your cooperation in the matter. EastCoastArt (AKA dealsrus) warrants the authenticity and authorship of our merchandise. All lots are guaranteed to be as described. Prospective buyers are responsible for asking any and all questions about the merchandise, and to view all photos carefully, before purchasing. Should a dispute arise over the authenticity, it is our policy to have the purchaser obtain at their expense, an opinion (or two, in some cases and at our discretion) of recognized experts in the field, mutually acceptable by both EastCoastArt and the purchaser. We try to depict the merchandise and artwork as accurately as possible with photographs.
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The item "WALTER CALVERT-Bucks County Illustrator-Original Signed WC-Christmas Tree/Snow" is in sale since Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "dealsrus" and is located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
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