Christmas Cards Designed and Inscribed by Everett Shinn
Three full color Christmas cards designed by Everett Shinn, with signature on one and signed inscriptions on the others.
Various places: 1943-45.
1943 CARD (9-3/4 x 7-1/4 ") A Christmas Carol design, inscribed “(Bob CrachIt and Tiny Tim) To Mr & Mrs Salton Engle. A very Merry Christmas from Everett Shinn. 1943”. 194[4?] CARD (7x9 "), Ballet design, inscribed “To you both a very merry Christmas / Everett Shinn”. 1945 CARD (4-1/2 x 6 ") Sermon on the Mount design, signed “Everett Shinn”. Christmas Cards Designed and Inscribed by Everett Shinn. Very slight wear, overall fine. From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Salton Engel. Item #16645
Together with a copy of American Artist of October 1935 containing the article “The Versatile Art of Everett Shinn” with numerous illustrations (including one, in color, of the Ballet Christmas card design), and another Christmas card from Violet and Augustus Tack, plus a TLS to Michael Engel from the artist Leland Curtis forwarding one of his paintings of the Antarctic.
Everett Shinn (1876-1953) had a long and distinguished career as a member of “The Eight”--the group of artists who broke away from the mid-Victorian taste of the times and ushed art into the new freedoms of the twentieth century. Shinn, who first became noteworthy by his ability to make on-the-spot newspaper illustrations of great technical brilliance, went on to become a renowned painter and illustrator, as well as an accomplished actor and playwright. New Yorkers know him best as the painter of the famous murals in the bar of the Plaza Hotel.