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Edmund Franklin Ward Saturday Post Original Illustration Art


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Edmund Franklin Ward (American, 1892-1990)

Original Illustration Art Artwork for Saturday Evening Post, October 30, 1943


Beautiful original art board for original illustration that appears in the Saturday Evening Post, October 30, 1943 edition for the featured article "Alexander Botts Obeys Orders," .  Great piece of Americana History. 

Edmund Franklin Ward (American, 1892-1990)

Illustration for Alexander Botts Obeys Orders, 1943. Signed, l.l., identified on a label from The Curtis Publishing Company, Pennsylvania, and with a stamp from the artist's estate. Mixed media on illustration board, 25 x 8 3/8 in., about 30 x 14" framed. Condition: Not examined out of frame but appears Excellent..

Literature: William Hazlett Upson, "Alexander Botts Obeys Orders," Saturday Evening Post, October 30, 1943, Vol. 216 Issue 18, p 23.

Making his first illustrations for the "Saturday Evening Post" before he was age 20, Edmund Ward had a successful career as an illustrator of works that ranged in style and subject matter from dark tonalist in oils to humorous in wash and watercolor. For many years he illustrated the Alexander Botts and Assistant District Attorney Doowinkle stories for the "Post."

He was born in White Plains, New York, where he spent most of his career and where he also painted a mural for the Federal Buildimg