"Summer by the Sea, SEP Cover"   Lot no. 3635

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By John Philip Falter (1910-1982)

1956 (Estimated)
30.00" x 24.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Left

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Saturday Evening Post Cover, July 21, 1956

This Falter cover was owned by Sarah Johansen, daughter of John Falter. She is the young girl to the right with the conch shell to her ear. On the left, is a little boy who was a neighbor friend of hers growing up in Bucks County. They used to ride tricycles together. He's wearing a spacecraft shield and laser; the shield reads "Satellite Skiff". In addition, she has 4 photographs that Falter took of Sarah posing for the painting; he's written on the photos: "C'mon Sarah"
and "See".

Sarah indicated this was done in the height of his career, July 21, 1956, and is an excellent example of his work. On the floor by the chair, is a newspaper with the peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz. According to Sarah, John Falter said he got a fan letter from Charlie Schulz thanking him for putting his peanuts comic strip in the painting. Unfortunately, the whereabouts of this letter is unknown.

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