"Motel Mistress, Paperback Cover"   Lot no. 2666

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By Raymond Pease 1908-

1952 (Estimated)
26.50" x 16.00"
Oil on Board
Signed Lower Center



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This illustration was published twice as a paperback cover, first as Motel Mistress by Norman Bligh, Original Books, 1952, and also - under the same title - as Star Novels #763, circa 1955.

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Raymond S. Pease was a painter and illustration artist, especially of outdoor sports, including polo, and of Western subjects.  Born in Vermont, he grew up with horses, and remained interested in them the rest of his life.  Pease attended Grand Central Art School and the National Academy of Design in New York City, and received a B.F.A. degree from the Yale University School of Art.  He also studied art in Paris at the Ecoles des Beaux-Arts and Academie Julian.  Pease painted portraits, still lifes, wildlife, polo scenes, a series of paintings of wild horses, scenes in Mexico and many more, in a range of media including oil, watercolor, and egg tempera.   He illustrated magazines such as Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Argosy, Adventure and the Saturday Evening Post, as well as periodicals in the Western genre.  He also produced book covers of novels and science fiction books for Signet and Pocket-Books and illustrated Jeff Griffen's encyclopedic reference book The Hunting Dogs of America (1964).   A longtime member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, he exhibited his paintings in Southern New England, New York City, and in the West, where he eventually settled, living in Arizona in the latter years of his life.