"Lookout Point, Saturday Evening Post Cover"   Lot no. 4289

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By Richard Sargent (1911-1978)

1953
24.125" x 25.625"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Left

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Original cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, July 18, 1953.

 

The Post described, “Gently, gently now, for both sides are right in this slight vacation convulsion. Papa Toury has been steering the bus for three days toward Point Lookout, and, having finally made it, is he not justified in decrying the little one’s disinterest in lookouting? On the other hand, for three days Johnny and Janey Toury have been peering at interminable scenery; so now that the car has quit jiggling and reading is possible, what is more dutiful than rejoicing in the new books that papa bought them to read? If papa, with his field glasses, should happen to spot a drive-in movie in the valley which could be reached by eventide, the children, then monopolizing the glasses, would revel in this lovely view and artist Sargent’s crisis would subside. Or when do we eat?” 

 

(The Saturday Evening Post, July 18, 1953, p. 3)

 



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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

   Richard Sargent did many cover paintings for The Saturday Evening Post. His works are characterized by their good humor and insight into human frailties. He also illustrated for Fortune, Woman’s Day, American Magazine, Photoplay, and Collier’s magazine.

   Sargent, who was born in Moline, Illinois, received his art education at the Corcoran School of Art and the Philips Memorial Gallery in Washington, D.C. He also worked with Ben Shahn.

   His pictures were exhibited in many parts of the United States, including New York City, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California, as well as abroad. He was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York, and for many years, lived and painted in Spain.