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    John Scott Pike (1911-1979) Original Story Illustration (1953). John Pike became famous for his work in his favorite medium, watercolor. He contributed his talents to such magazines as Life, Collier's, and Reader's Digest, and illustrated advertisements for some of the major companies, including Alcoa and Standard Oil. He also worked as an artist for NASA during the Apollo Moonshot program. This illustration appeared in the November 13, 1953 issue of Collier's magazine and accompanied the story entitled, Death Had a Birthday. A wonderful rendering, depicting a nighttime rendezvous filled with danger and foreign intrigue. It is executed in watercolor on heavy paper, framed (24 x 26.5) with a sight size of approximately 17 x 19, and is signed lower left.

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    March, 2003
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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