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Cost: $1,200.00

Original sketches

Willy Pogany


POGANY, Willy. Six original sketches. No place, no date. Each matted sketch measures approximately 7 inches by 9-1/2 inches. $1200.

Six original color pencil sketches by renowned artist and illustrator Willy Pogany. Of the six sketches, four are initialed by Pogany.

“Arriving in New York City in 1914 from England, Pogany soon achieved renown as a designer of stage sets for the Metropolitan Opera and for Broadway productions. His subsequent achievements included murals for theaters, hotels and business and institutional buildings; book illustration; art direction for Hollywood motion pictures; architectural designs; sculpture; and portraiture” (Columbia Encyclopedia). A prolific artist, Pogany produced illustrations for more than 150 books in his lifetime, including many classics of children’s literature. The characters depicted in the sketches include “Big Shot,” “Al Laddin,” and “Little Shot.” Four of the sketches have typed labels taped to rectos describing the characters depicted.

Minor tape residue to two of the sketches, not affecting images. Otherwise fine condition.

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