"Lighthouse Keeper, Brant Point"   Lot no. 3449

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By Stevan Dohanos (American- 1907-1994)

1954 (Estimated)
35 5/8" x 27 7/7"
mixed media on paperboard laid down on masonite
signed ‘Stevan Dohanos’ (lower left)

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The present work was published as the cover illustration of the June 26th, 1954 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

The Post editors wrote of this cover, “Here a Coast Guard man is adding to his duties the task of guarding coastal waters against getting too crowded with fsh.” (The Saturday Evening Post, June 26, 1954, p. 3) Later responding to a letter from a curious reader about the location, the editors further explained, “Artist Dohanos had to travel around to assemble his picture. The lighthouse is at Brant Point, Nantucket; the house in the foreground came out of Dohanos’ imagination. The man cleaning the fsh is the keeper of the lighthouse at West Chop, Martha’s Vineyard.” (The Saturday Evening Post, October 30, 1954)

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