"The Fat Lady Sings, Saturday Evening Post Cover"   Lot no. 3618

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By Richard Sargent (1911-1978)

1961
20.00" x 22.00"
Watercolor on Board
Signed Lower Left

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Dec. 16, 1961 Saturday Evening Post Cover Artwork



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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

   Richard Sargent did many cover paintings for The Saturday Evening Post. His works are characterized by their good humor and insight into human frailties. He also illustrated for Fortune, Woman’s Day, American Magazine, Photoplay, and Collier’s magazine.

   Sargent, who was born in Moline, Illinois, received his art education at the Corcoran School of Art and the Philips Memorial Gallery in Washington, D.C. He also worked with Ben Shahn.

   His pictures were exhibited in many parts of the United States, including New York City, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California, as well as abroad. He was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York, and for many years, lived and painted in Spain.