"Argument in Steel Mill's Office"   Lot no. 398

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By Herbert Andrew Paus (American- 1880-1946)

January 1931 (Estimated)
11.25" x 15.50"
Watercolor and Ink on Board
Signed Lower Center



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Illustration for American Magazine Story, Page 20.

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Herbert Paus was a native of Minneapolis and got his first job as a cartoonist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Ambitious to become an illustrator, he enrolled in the Fine Arts School there, and later found employment in a Chicago art studio.

   Eventually, he moved to New York where he became a freelance illustrator. Paus had a strong sense of design, which was ideally suited to posters. He was a member of the Government’s committee on pictorial publicity during World War I, and painted many effective posters to support the war effort. This approach, combined with a striking use of vivid color, was carried over into his magazine illustrations and cover designs for such magazines as Woman’s Home Companion, American Magazine, The Youth’s Companion, and Collier’s.

   Among his many outstanding book illustrations were those for Maurice Maeterlinck’s play “Betrothal” as told for children entitled Tyltyl.

   Paus also painted for such advertisers as Hart, Schaffner & Marx, Goodyear, General Motors, Certain-teed, and Victor Records, and from 1927 to 1931, was under exclusive contract to do all of the spectacular covers for Popular Science Monthly.