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Antonio Petruccelli
Original Painting Fortune Cover Published 1937 American Modern - Met Museum Now

1937

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Original Painting Fortune Cover Published 1937 American Modern - Met Museum Now NEWS: A printed copy of this magazine is included in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s current exhibition, “Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s” Antonio Petruccelli (1907 - 1994) Smoke Stacks Fortune cover published, September 1937 17 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches Gouache on board Signed Lower right BIOGRAPHY: Antonio Petruccelli (1907-1994) began his career as a textile designer. He became a freelance illustrator in 1932 after winning several House Beautiful cover illustration contests. In addition to 24 Fortune magazine covers, four New Yorker covers, several for House Beautiful, Collier’s, and other magazines he did numerous illustrations for Life magazine from the 1930s – 60s. ‘Tony was Mr. Versatility for Fortune. He could do anything, from charts and diagrams to maps, illustrations, covers, and caricatures,’ said Francis Brennan, the former art director for Fortune. Over the course of his career, Antonio won several important design awards, designing a U.S. Postage Stamp Commemorating the Steel Industry and designing the Bicentennial Medal for the Franklin Mint for the State of New Jersey.
  • Creator:
    Antonio Petruccelli (1907 - 1994, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1937
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 25 in (63.5 cm)Width: 21 in (53.34 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1156211949512
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