"Calling Farmhands for Pie"   Lot no. 186

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By Lawrence L. Wilbur (1897 - 1960)

1942 (Estimated)
18.50" x 15.70"
Oil on Board



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Image of woman holding pie and a man calling out to farmhands.

Lawrence Wilbur was born in Whitman, MA in 1897. Wilbur attended night classes at the Boston Normal Art School, (now the Massachusetts School of Art). In 1921 he went to California and worked in the engraving department of the Los Angeles Times. In 1925 he relocated to New York City and enrolled in the Grand Central Art School where he studied under Harvey Dunn, N.C. Wyeth and Pruett Carter. Aside from a two year sabbatical to Mexico, Wilbur spent most of his life on West 96th Street in New York City. In 1957 he won the Audubon Artist's medal of honor for a self-portrait in oil and he was a lifetime member of the Salmagundi Club. Wilbur worked in watercolor, dry point, linoleum cut, wood engraving and lithography. Despite his deteriorating eyesight, he worked until his death in 1988.

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An early 20th-century illustrator working in New York City, Lawrence L Wilbur should not be confused with Lawrence Nelson Wilbur.

Note submitted March 2005 from Clare Ivey Colton. Lawrence L Wilbur painted portraits in addition to illustrations. In the 1950's Wilbur painted a large and beautiful portrait of my mother, Evelyn P. Ivey, a New Jersey physician. The portrait now hangs in my home and bears Wilbur's signature with the oblique line below it. I remember going with her when she sat for Wilbur and I believe his studio was in New Jersey. My memory is that he was well known in northern New Jersey/NYC area for his portraits at that time.




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