For your consideration is this original illustration painting by the highly collected and listed American artist Mahlon Blaine. This painting measures 6 7/8 by 10 7/8 inches, sold unframed. Executed with what appears to be watercolor, ink and gouache. Signed and dated by the artist in the lower right. Condition is very good with no noted defects. This is a bright and colorful work that is sure to shine once properly framed and matted. Blaine is listed in numerous reference books including Who Was Who in American Art (Falk).
Biographical information concerning Blaine:
Born in California 1894. Served in WW I. A book published about Blaine: "The Art of Mahlon Blaine" was authored by his friend Gershon Legman. Throughout his career Blaine illustrated numerous books, including manner that could be considered to be dark or erotic in nature.
Under the pseudonym G. Christopher Hudson, he illustrated "The Maniac: A Realist Study of Madness from the Maniac's Point of View" in 1941. Later in life he suffered from depression and withdrew from society. According to some sources, Blaine died around 1970, location unknown.
Blaine is listed in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes.
Original 1958 Illustration Painting of a Witch by Mahlon Blaine