"For the Sake of Phyllis"   Lot no. 417

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By Robert Lambdin (1886-1981)

1926 (Estimated)
28.00" x 36.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Right



An illustration from the Ladies Home Journal.

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Robert L. Lambdin was one of the many illustrators who came out of the training school of the newspaper art departments. Born in Dighton, Kansas, he studied for a year at the Read Art School in Denver. His first job was with the Rocky Mountain News; he then worked for the Denver-Republican, and eventually the Kansas City Star, where he became an illustrator of feature stories.

   From this training ground, Lambdin came to New York in 1917, and obtained his first story manuscript from the old Green Book magazine. In subsequent years, he illustrated for nearly all the major magazines, took on advertising commissions, and illustrated many books.

  Much of Lambdin’s early work was done in pen and ink, following the style of J.C. Coll, and he continued illustrating for the Sax Rohmer stories for Collier’s Weekly after Coll’s death in 1921. As line drawing went out of vogue, he worked in watercolor washes and oils.

   A member of the National Society of Mural Painters, Lambdin painted a series of murals in New York City, for the Post Office in Bridgeport, and for several schools and banks in other Connecticut locations.