"Study for Saturday Evening Post Cover"   Lot no. 4169

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By Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951)

1932
27.75" x 27.50"
Oil with Pencil on Canvas
Signed Monogram Lower Right

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Study for Saturday Evening Post cover, Sep 3, 1932.

Monogram signature "JCLeyendecker" l.r., identified in an inscription from John A. Weatherwax on the reverse. John Weatherwax graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago and then became Art Director at Leo Burnett agency and President of the Art Director's Club of Chicago. He knew many of the leading arts figures of the time including László Moholy-Nagy, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Sandburg, Grant Wood, and Rockwell Kent. Later he relocated to California and served as Chairman of the Board of Weatherwax, Spurgeon, Heath, Borchell, a boutique advertising agency in Los Angeles. The lot is accompanied by color copies of a letter from the artist to John Weatherwax responding to Weatherwax's request for a signature and autograph for his collection, and copies of correspondence between John Weatherwax and Michael Schau, author of a monograph on J.C. Leyendecker published in 1974.

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