Lot 184
Walter Biggs (American, 1886-1968), A Long Wait
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1912 at lower left, framed.

Stretcher size 25 1/2 x 33 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions 32 3/4 x 40 1/4 in.

From the Estate of the late Mrs. Thomas Edwin Burke, Salem, Virginia

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.

Faint stretcher marks; minor stable craquelure.

$8,000 - 12,000