"Schools Out, Saturday Evening Post Cover, June 1958"   Lot no. 4371

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By John Philip Falter (1910-1982)

1958
23 7/8" x 20.00"
Oil on Board
Signed Lower Left

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Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, June 21, 1958

 

The Post wrote the following commentary on the cover artwork: "O boy! O girl! Last day of school for forty-eleven weeks! Here is one of childhood's clear glimpses of ethereal bliss. And yet as the summer loafs drowsily along, won't the youngsters get a little bored with nothing to do but play; won't they miss the stimulating companionship of their teachers and feel a nostalgia for the familiar halls of learning? Their answer to these questions is: for gosh sakes, No! So let's change the subject and report that artist John Falter's school-delivery is occurring in Tiburon, whose cliff-hung homes are hard by San Francisco Bay. In summer those arid hills grow sun-tanned, but next winter, when the rain rains, they'll turn pool-table green. That pony actually belongs to one of those boys --'A four-legged vacation,' observes brushman Falter." (The Saturday Evening Post, June 21, 1958, p. 3)

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