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CECIL CALVERT BEALL (1892-1967) Oil on Board Painting

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Start price: $200

Estimated price: $300 - $500

Buyer's premium: 15%

CECIL CALVERT BEALL (1892-1967) Oil on Board. Frame Measurements 18 1/2 inches wide by 22 1/2 inches long . Sight measures 14 inches wide by 18 inches long. Signed mid lower right C.C. BeallCecil Calvert Beall was an American commercial illustrator and portrait painter. He did watercolor art and drawings for magazines and comic books. Beall designed posters for the United States government for war loan drives during World War II. Beall was born on October 15, 1892, in Saratoga, Wyoming, with the given name Cecil Calvert.His parents were Charles W. Beall and Eugenia N. Beall. He had a brother who was a year older, Roger. Beall did work for many of the leading periodicals of the twentieth century. His watercolor style was in a type of bold contrasting reflections, which was popular at the time. Some Meredith magazines that he produced paintings and colored drawings for included Collier’s, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Home Companion, Saturday Evening Post, American Family Circle, and This Week. He also painted covers for Elks Magazine and Reader’s Digest books.Beall’s 1936 painting of President Roosevelt for Collier’s cover page led to the position as art director for the Democratic National Committee. Beall was temporarily an employee of the US War Department. At the same time, he was also a correspondent-artist for several magazines, including Collier’s, and painted portraits of decorated war heroes. Beall was an eyewitness to the 1945 official Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri. He painted General MacArthur at the event; his work later became the official portrait.

Condition: Generally good, some age crackle to the wood board surface, stains, three small dent marks to the wood panel, please see all pictures. would enhance with a cleaning and varnish. otherwise in Good Used condition, ready to use or display. All lots are sold As Is and we always ask all to attend the preview in our showroom prior to the sale and to examine all lots in person. If bidding on line , please examine all posted images and if you have any questions please email us before the auction begins.