"Young Woman Tries on Gown"   Lot no. 4651

Add to Want List

By George Hand Wright (1872-1951)

16" x 21"
Charcoal, red and yellow watercolor
Signed Lower Right



Magazine story illustration: “Mr. and Mrs. Fixit”, author: Ring Lardner, Liberty Magazine; publisher: (Liberty Weekly, Inc.), Vol. 2, no 1, May 9, 1925.


Explore related art collections: $5,000 - $20,000 / Women as Subjects / Fashion / Magazine Stories

See all original artwork by George Hand Wright



The son of a blacksmith, George Hand Wright always retained a sympathy for rustic subjects and working people in his illustrations for The Century, Scribner’s, Harper’s, The Saturday Evening Post and other publications. He researched his pictorial material as a reporter, filling innumerable sketch books and making his finished illustrations from these on-the-spot drawings. In fact, many of his sketches were reproduced directly in the magazines as reportorial coverage for accompanying articles. He made no distinction in approach between these commissioned illustrations and the fine arts prints, etchings or pastels to which he restricted himself in his later years.

   Wright studied at the Spring Garden Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He was a member of the Westport Artists, The Salmagundi Club, the Dutch Treat Club and the Society of American Etchers. Wright served as president of the Society of Illustrators in 1926 and 1927.