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    Andre Durenceau - Preliminary Sketch Original Art (undated). Andre Durenceau was born in Auray, France on June 1, 1904, and later became a resident of Los Angeles in the early 1930s, where he painted a mural of Samson and Delilah in the Leimert Theater and worked in the art department of Technicolor Studios. Primarily known as a painter and muralist, Andre Durenceau's artistic oeuvre has spanned many years and many illustrations, and the work that survives is highly prized. Many consider him to be one of the greatest muralists of all time. This small 5.5" x 7.5" color painting was used by Durenceau to visualize a final, larger image that was presented to the public at the 1939 New York World's Fair. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are flanked by the angel Gabriel, brandishing a flaming sword, in this Biblically-inspired masterpiece. Packing the punch of a much grander illustration, the detail is magnificent and the color vibrant. Even with some slight aging apparent, this choice piece is in Excellent condition. From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini.

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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