Thomas Fogarty, American (1873-1938) Illustrator, is known for nostalgic pen and ink illustrations depicting an earlier era, especially simple homespun subjects. He worked in many mediums, but was especially noted for pen and ink, o wash and crayon, as exemplified by his interpretive pictures for the David Grayson books, and illustrations for 'Sailing Alone Around the World' by Joshua Slocum.
For many years, Thomas Fogarty was a teacher at the Art Students' League; among his pupils were Walter Biggs, McClelland Barclay and Norman Rockwell. Besides Fogarty's instruction in composition, Rockwell is said to recall that his teacher conveyed his "enthusiasm about illustration", and that it was Fogarty who sent him to a publisher, where he got a job illustrating a children's book.
Source: "The Illustrator in America, 1880-1980," A Century of Illustration, by Walt and Roger Reed
Several of his pen and ink similar works have sold for $700 to $850. His top reported price was over $13,000.00.
Title: "Man with Bundle"
Medium: Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
Size: 14 by 7 1/4 inches; frame 20 1/2 by 13 3/4 inches.
Signed: Lower Left.
Inscribed: "taking the bundle under his arm, carried it to his hotel himself pg.6" beneath the signature.
Condition: Some water spotting to matting otherwise good condition.
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