DescriptionEDMUND F. WARD (1892-1990)
Original magazine story illustration
Spinster watching romantic, 1935
Oil on canvas
23in. x 33.5in. (sight size)
Signed and dated lower right: E.F. Ward, 1935
Provenance: Morris Weiss collection
Edmund Ward had early success as an illustrator, working in his twenties for The Saturday Evening Post. He was renowned for his illustrations for the Alexander Botts and Assistant District Attorney Doowinkle series in the Post. Ward studied at the Art Students League, and was a classmate of Norman Rockwell. Ward's teachers included George Bridgman and Thomas Fogarty, and Ward was a member of the Salmagundi Club and the Society of Illustrators. This handsome illustration spotlights a classic romance theme of unrequited love.
Keywords: romance, illustration, portrait, oil, painting
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