"Master of the House"   Lot no. 160

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By William M. Reusswig (1902-1978)

1940 (Estimated)
27.00" x 42.00"
Oil on Canvas and Grisalle
Signed Lower Left



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William Reusswig was a fine illustrator, and married to an equally fine one, Martha Sawyers. They traveled the world together and, in collaboration, wrote and illustrated two books about the Far East, published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1961 and 1964. They worked out of a New York apartment with two studios, where each could pursue their individual assignments.

   William was born in Somerville, New Jersey; he studied at Amherst College and the Art Students League in New York. He was only twenty-three when he made his first illustrations for Collier’s, and then illustrated for most national fiction magazines, including Cosmopolitan, True, Redbook, The Saturday Evening Post, McCall’s, The Country Gentleman, Sports Afield, and Outdoor Life. Masculine subjects of adventure and sports were his special forte.