Lot 197
Walter Biggs (American, 1886-1968), Still Life with Peonies
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mixed media with watercolor on paper, signed at lower left, matted and framed under glass.

Sight size 18 1/2 x 25 in.; Frame dimensions 28 1/4 x 34 1/2 in.

During the 1920s and 1930s Biggs acquired a national reputation as a leading illustrator. His romantic, impressionistic style, the beauty and artistic quality of his palette, and his mastery of images of the American South impressed the art editors of major magazines. He also became a popular advertising artist, portraying products of major manufacturers in engaging settings that appealed to readers of mass magazines. Biggs' work appeared in nearly all of them, including Cosmopolitan Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, McCall's, Saturday Evening Post, Scribner's, and Vogue.

Biggs exhibited paintings in shows in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. He was listed in the membership rosters of the National Academy of Design, the American Water Color Society, the Philadelphia Water Color Club, the Society of Illustrators, the Salmagundi Club, and Allied Artists of America. On November 20, 1963, he was inducted into the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame.

Soft cockling to sheet; not examined out of the frame.

$1,000 - 3,000