DescriptionAUSTIN 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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