"South for the Winter, Post Cover"   Lot no. 4725

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By John Ford Clymer (American- 1907-1989)

30" x 23 5/8"
Oil on Board
Signed Lower Left



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Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, October 26, 1957 showing ducks in autumn flying south for the winter


The Post described, "When Jack Frost whistles down the breezeways, right-minded birds take off toward the balmy Southland. Some human beings are depressed because they haven't wings to do likewise, yet, all told, it's probably nicer to be a man than, say, a mallard duck. This is a migratory flyway in the lakelands of Alberta, favored by birds of that feather which like to swipe their meals from grainfields and rest their weary bones on soft, or even hard, water. Down the Mississippi Valley this sky traffic will v-wint its way, and the smarter ducks that go clear to the Gulf Coast can take a gander at the New Orleans Mardi Gras. John Clymer says that you can't see him way out there in the tall rushes because he is bending over trying to get his gum boots unstuck from the mud." (The Saturday Evening Post, October 26, 1957, p. 3)

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