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    Hugh Joseph Ward (American, 1909-1945)
    Chaos and Back, Spicy Adventure Stories cover, July 1941
    Oil on canvas
    29 x 21 in.
    Signed lower left

    Estimate: $25,000 and up


    From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection

    H.J. Ward is universally acknowledged of the greatest artists ever to paint for the pulps, and his science fiction covers are very rare.


    More Information:

    Under UV light, there appears to be approx. a dozen scattered tiny touches of inpaint, most notably one to female figure's forehead; a few more notable spots of inpaint at upper left edge in background. In raking light, there appears to be no major visible condition issues.



    Condition Report*: Framed to 33.5 x 25 inches.
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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 24
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