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    H. J. Soulen (1888-1965) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1920-1930). H. J. Soulen was a master of combining rich colors and textured images that transported the viewer to foreign lands and distant times. The painting offered here is an excellent example of Soulen's painterly style and work in oriental subjects -- a bustling street scene populated with a lively assortment of local characters. A student of Howard Pyle, Soulen had the distinction of often having his work reproduced in full color in many publications, this at a time when most interior illustrations only appeared in black and white. This could only be credited to Soulen's unique style and his marvelous use of color. This painting was most likely reproduced as a full-color story illustration and was published in one of the national magazines, such as the The Saturday Evening Post and The Ladies' Home Journal. Executed in oil on board, it measures approximately 18.5 x 22 and is signed lower left.

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