Description

    Viktor Schreckengost (American, 1906-2008)
    Huddle of Football Players, circa 1930-4
    Soft pastel on tracing paper
    23-3/4 x 18-3/4 inches (60.3 x 47.6 cm)


    Viktor's drawings of this type--very free working sketches of ideas drawn with bold, confident strokes of pastel--have never before been offered for public sale. The current selection gives a feeling for deftness and rapidity with which Viktor drew, his enviable knack for suggesting volume through minimal means, and not least of which, his marvelous sense of humor. The style of rendering the human head as a circle with little dots for eyes, and tube-shapes for limbs, is modeled on the work of John Held, Jr, a popular cartoonist of the Jazz Age. The sports motifs depicted in these works recall the style and subject of the "sports plates" Viktor designed for Cowan Pottery in the early 1930s.


    Condition Report*:

    Annotated "sn 2452" with website information in graphite lower left corner versoDrawing is toned overall with scattered smudges, undulations and a crease across lower left corner.

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    May, 2016
    13th Friday
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