This is a very Impressive and Narrative Oil Painting from the Norman Rockwell Era! Fabulous Oil on Stretched Canvas . A Listed and very well known Artist and Illustrator, John A. Coughlin. Noted for his artwork for Harper's Weekly, Pulp Magazines, Detective Magazine, and others. This Painting is Huge~ Oil On Canvas Under Glass, the Painting itself measures 40" x 26". In Frame measures Approx. 48" x 34". This artwork is very narrative, several colorful small town Americana characters. Appears to be the Story of Small Town America - a friendly greeting to a wealthy woman and local gossips looking on. John A. Coughlin did Illustrate a Story for the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning Author Sinclair Lewis, in 1918. As with many Sinclair Lewis stories , it portrays life in small town America, the story is called " The Tamarack Lover", it appeared in Hearst's Magazine in Feb 1918. I have not been able to locate a copy of this story but I believe this Painting may be Illustration Art for it. The story can be found in "The Minnesota Stories of Sinclair Lewis". As it has been housed in a frame under glass, the colors are still bright, some slight slack in canvas, as well as crazing, and some chipping in the painting. This is signed by the artist, and dated , appears to be 1918, but the date is not that clear. This painting will be professionally wrapped. Possible hand delivery in NY/NJ/CT areas.
Item ID: GGART102C
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