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Richard Sargent
1950s American Original Illustration of Little Girl Window Shopping in Toy Store

Circa 1950

$15,500

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This piece was completed in the 1950's by famous American Artist Richard Sargent. A colorful and vibrant depiction of a little girl with wide happy eyes in love with a standing doll in a toy store window. Other toys are depicted in the window; a typical scene that captures the essance of a little girl from this time. This piece is signed on verso reading "C35 Painted by Dick Sargent" and underneath signed in script Richard Thomas Sargent. Richard “Dick” Sargent, one of The Saturday Evening Post’s most prolific illustrators, was a Midwesterner born in Moline, Illinois, on March 26, 1911. His early career in art began just after his graduation from Moline High School, when he went to work for a local printing and engraving plant. While there, Sargent attended night classes at the Moline Illinois Art School, the foundation for his future career as an artist. In 1951, Sargent completed his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, “Truth About Santa,” for the December 15 Christmas issue. While Sargent’s popularity grew through the exposure he received with the Post, he also did illustration work for magazines such as Fortune, Woman’s Day, Photoplay, and American Magazine. Americans adored Sargent and his art for his ability to show relatable, pregnant scenes with open-ended conclusions that commented on the situational comedy of life.

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