"Colliers March 12, 1921"   Lot no. 911

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By Penrhyn Stanlaws 1877-1957

Pastel on Paper
Signed Lower Left



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This illustration was used for the cover of Colliers Magazine on March 12th, 1921.

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            Penrhyn Stanlaws was the younger brother of illustrator Sydney Adamson and changed his name to avoid a confusion of identity. Actually, their work was too dissimilar to have caused any problem. Penrhyn was completely absorbed in the presentation of pretty girls, and did so with great success. Their beautiful faces appeared on many magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Associated Sunday Magazine, Hearst's International, and The Metropolitan magazine.

            Another contribution to the arts was his construction of a studio building, the Hotel des Artistes, at 1 West 67th Street in New York, which is now a famous landmark for having housed so many prominent artists over the intervening years.

            Stanlaws wrote plays for theatre and movies, and he spent the latter part of his career in Hollywood.