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LON MEGARGEE "THE GAMBLERS" WOODBLOCK

$700

Description: Lon Megargee (1883 - 1960) "The Gamblers" Woodblock. Image depicting cowboy card players and features an original pencil signature on the lower right corner. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lon Megargee, at age 13, ran away from his upper class home and went West in 1896 led by his zest for the wild and adventuresome life. There he established a reputation as a cowboy painter and illustrator with work most associated with Arizona Brewing Company ads featuring humorous aspects of cowboy life. Megargee would go on to explore different mediums like printmaking which captivated him in particular. The contrast of the black and white block print method captured perfectly his interpretation of a bold American West. The first print was produced around 1921 and culminated with the creation of “The Cowboy Builds a Loop” in 1933 with 28 images and poetry by his friend, Roy George. Megargee continued producing prints throughout the 1940s and early 50s. Artist: Lon Megargee Title: "The Gamblers" Medium: Woodblock Signature Type: Pencil Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 12x20 in.

  • Dimensions: 23.5x30.5 in.
  • Artist Name: Lon Megargee
  • Medium: Woodblock
  • Condition: This piece is in good condition, with wear commensurate with age. Please see photos for details.

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