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    John Gannam (1907-1965) Original Story Illustration (c.1930). Working primarily in watercolors, John Gannam established a unique style and, within the course of his career, successfully mastered this medium. It was because of his singular approach that Gannam became much sought after by many of the national magazines and advertisers. His work on the ad campaign for Pacific Mills (which appeared in such magazines as Life) evoked a softness and warmth that stood apart from other ads of the period. This offering is an important early work by the artist and appeared as a two-page story illustration (hence, the separation of the panels), and is titled, "The Next Move." Rendered in watercolors and mixed media, it is professionally framed and double matted (19.5 x 26), the sight size is approximately 10 x 17, which includes the narrow separation of the panels. Provenance: This painting was purchased from the collection of Peggy & Harold Samuels. It appears in the their book, Samuels' Encyclopedia of Artists of The American West, figure 103.

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    March, 2003
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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