"Army vs. Navy Fans"   Lot no. 3897

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By Gibson Crockett (American, b. 1912)

20.50" x 17.50"
Oil on Board
Signed Lower Left



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Cover of the Army v. Navy Football Program 1968. 204 page Army Navy Almanac Official Program for game played at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia 

The program is illustrated by Gib Crockett, a sports cartoonist for the Washington Evening Star. He illustrated Army-Navy covers for over forty years (1944-1984). Mr. Crockett often used relatives, friends, and acquaintances as models for the individuals portrayed on the program covers. This cover features his daughter as both the young and old woman on the front cover.

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Gibson Crockett was a longtime political cartoonist for the Washington Star who was known to use humor and kindness to satirize the events of his time. Mr. Crockett, a native of Kingsport, Tennessee, sought to improve his self-taught drawing skills when he joined the Washington Evening Star in 1933 as an apprentice to cartoonist James Berryman.
After working as a sports cartoonist, Mr. Crockett began producing illustrations for the editorial page in 1948, alternating days with Berryman. He became the page's sole cartoonist when Berryman retired in 1965.
Mr. Crockett illustrated the covers of the program for the Army-Navy football game for 41 years until 1984. He also did illustrations promoting the sale of war bonds during World War II and was a portrait painter.
He was a member of the American Art League of Washington and the Manor Oak Country Club. His honors included the 1957 Top Headliners Club Award for "consistently outstanding editorial cartoons."



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