Description

    AUSTIN BRIGGS (1908-1973)
    Original Magazine Story Illustration, c. 1960
    Saturday Evening Post "Search for a Dead Man"
    Gouache on board
    16.5in. x 16.5in. (sight size)
    Signed lower right
    Provenance: Morris Weiss collection

    Austin Briggs was a tireless innovator who was always searching for new approaches to illustration. Briggs studied at the Art Students League under George Bridgman and Walter Jack Duncan, and from 1936-1948 he assisted, succeeded, or ghosted Alex Raymond on the Secret Agent X-9, Jungle Jim, and Flash Gordon newspaper strips. In 1948 Briggs left comics to devote himself fully to magazine illustration. His work has a dynamic and spontaneous flair in its staging of action. The Society of Illustrators elected Austin Briggs to their Hall of Fame in 1969.

    Keywords: painted illustration, magazine, mystery, landscape


    Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2004
    29th Friday
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