James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) Original Illustration (1900-1915). James Montgomery Flagg gave America one of the most indelible images in the history of illustration with his creation of the stern visage of Uncle Sam. Conceived in 1917 as a cover for Leslie's Weekly, this grizzled figure -- the epitome of patriotism -- was later included as one of the many memorable poster images that he created for World War I. Throughout his career Flagg generated a massive catalog of work. He was known for being able to produce extremely competent work in most any medium -- often at an astonishing rate. He created countless sketches of dignitaries and celebrities, and produced numerous magazine covers and story illustrations that graced such publications as the old Life magazine, Judge, and Woman's Home Companion. This painting was most likely a cover painting for Judge magazine. It is rendered in watercolor on board, framed (37 x 31) with a sight size of approximately 28 x 21, and is signed lower left. There is a notation of the title, Marooned, on the back of the framed art.

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