Description

    HARVEY T. DUNN (American 1884 - 1952)
    Reclining Nude
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 40 in.
    Not signed
    Harvey Dunn began his training at the Art Institute of Chicago but was soon accepted into Howard Pyle's School of Illustration in Wilmington, Delaware. He quickly began accepting commissions, illustrating both novels and stories. Much of his work was done for The Saturday Evening Post, with which he had a fruitful relationship lasting almost thirty years.

    Although Dunn's bold strokes and thick impasto made him a natural choice for Westerns and adventure stories, he was equally capable of conveying softer emotions. His sense of drama was such that he was one of eight illustrators chosen to join the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Dunn never lost his admiration for Howard Pyle and went on to become a superlative teacher in his own right, introducing a new generation of illustrators to the methods of the master.


    Estimate: $25,000 - $30,000.

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    This piece has been framed to an overall size of 37.5 x 48 in.

    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Framed - without Glass, Large (view shipping information)

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    October, 2008
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