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Stevan Dohanos Paintings

American, 1907-1994

Stevan Dohanos was born in the steel mill town of Lorain, Ohio, on May 18, 1907. Dohanos studied at the Cleveland School of the Arts. He is best known for the covers, more than 100, he painted for The Saturday Evening Post magazine during the 1940s and 1950s. His work appeared frequently on its covers. Most of his illustrations depicted common scenes of everyday post-war American life, such as a mobile home complete with pink flamingo, a gas station attendant inflating a child's toy or a souped-up motorcycle in the owner's driveway. His works are often compared to those of Norman Rockwell. Dohanos was influenced by The Eight namely Henri, Sloan, Glackens, Shinn, Prendergast, Davies, Lawson and Luks. During the 1960s, his designs were used on 25 postage stamps. From 1961–63, he served as a President of the Society of Illustrators and in 1971 was elected to the Society's Hall of Fame. He was a founder of the Famous Artists School in Westport. Dohanos died on July 2, 1994, in Westport, Connecticut.

(Biography provided by Stevens Fine Art)
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Artist:Stevan Dohanos
The Beating - Police and Man
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Miami, FL
Watercolor and gouache on paper laid on board Magazine Illustration defined by bold graphic composition and limited color palate yielding a powerful image that jumps off the page. u...
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1960s Post-Modern Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

Magazine Story Illustration
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Gouache on Board Dimensions: 24.00" x 17.50" Signature: Signed Lower Right Property from the Tip and Patricia Freeman Collection.
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Mid-20th Century Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Gouache, Board

Dog in front of Wooden House during Winter Sunset
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Miami, FL
Stevan Dohanos is famous for his covers on the Saturday Evening Post. We do not know where or if this painting was published. Most likely it was done on assignment for a major newsst...
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1940s American Modern Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Gouache, Board

Dancing Class, Saturday Evening Post Cover, 1952
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1952 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 30.00" x 24.00" Signature: Signed Lower Left Saturday Evening Post, May 10, 1952, cover
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1950s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

No Passing, Saturday Evening Post Cover
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Approximate Date: 1954 Medium: Gouache on Paperboard Signature: Signed Lower Left Size: 26 1/8 x 20 in. Saturday Evening Post, October 9, 1954, cover illustration. Exhibite...
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1950s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Paper, Gouache, Board

The Pause That Refreshes Medical Times cover, March, 1964
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in New Orleans, LA
Alongside J.C. Leyendecker and Norman Rockwell, Stevan Dohanos is remembered as one of the most beloved and prolific illustrators for the Saturday Evening Post. His gift for capturin...
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Mid-20th Century Other Art Style Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Board

Friday Night or The Band, Maxwell Coffee Ad
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1949 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 30.00" x 30.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Advertisement for Maxwell House Coffee, "The Quartet, The Dog and The Hostess."
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1940s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Candlelit Dinner
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Board Dimensions: 16.00" x 20.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Story Illustration
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Mid-20th Century Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Oil, Board

Home Improvement, Saturday Evening Post Cover
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Tempera Painting Signature: Signed Lower Left Cover of The Saturday Evening Post Magazine, December 5, 1953
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1950s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Tempera

Rained Out Birthday Party
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, May 22, 1954
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1950s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Grocery Line, Saturday Evening Post Cover, 1948
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1948 Medium: Gouache and Watercolor on Paperboard Dimensions: 21.50" x 19.50" Signature; Signed Lower Left Saturday Evening Post Cover, November 13, 1948
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1940s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Board, Laid Paper

Family Cooking
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed Lower Right "Stevan Dohanos" Framed dimensions are 27.00" x 31.00." Interior scene with a family cooking.
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20th Century Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Gouache

Shoo the Moos, Saturday Evening Post Cover
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1950 Medium: Oil on Masonite Dimensions: 25.75" x 20.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Cover illustration of the July 1st, 1950 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
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1950s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Protect Our Children
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed Lower Left depicts the Old Palace Theater in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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20th Century Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Saturday Evening Post Cover, July 31, 1953
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1953 Medium: Oil on Masonite Dimensions: 42.00" x 32.50" Signature: Signed Lower Left Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, July 31, 1953
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1950s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Lighthouse Keeper, Brant Point
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed Lower Left ‘Stevan Dohanos’ Medium: Mixed Media on Paperboard Laid Down on Masonite The present work was published as the cover illustration of the June 26th, 1954...
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1950s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Masonite, Paper, Mixed Media, Board

The No-Cal
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed Lower Left Medical Times, vol. 89, no. 5, May 1961, pp. 7a, 192a, cover illustration. According to the Medical Times, where the present work was featured on the c...
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1960s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Casein

Water Hunters ( Cowboys in the Old West )
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Miami, FL
Meticulously rendered account of three prospectors trying to rustle up some water before they can dig up some gold. Magazine Illustration of the Old West, American West, Cowboys Case...
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1950s American Realist Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Casein

Icing the Cake, Cover of The Saturday Evening Post
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Gouache and Tempera on Masonite Sight Size 14.50" x 11.25", Framed 20.50" x 17.25" Signature: Signed Lower Right Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, June 16, 1945
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1940s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Masonite, Tempera, Gouache

Water Hunters ( Cowboys in the Old West
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Miami, FL
Meticulously rendered account of three prospectors trying to rustle up some water before they can dig up some gold. Magazine Illustration of the Old West, American West, Cowboys ...
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1940s American Realist Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Casein

Stevan Dohanos Homage To Abraham Lincoln
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in San Francisco, CA
Stevan Dohanos: 1907-1994. Very important American painter and illustrator. He has auction records over $167,000, but has sold for much more through galleries. This homage to unquest...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

"Valley of Ashes," Story Illustration for the Saturday Evening Post
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right "Valley of Ashes" by William James Stevens Jr., and illustrated by Stevan Dohanos for the Saturday Evening Post, May 24, 1947.
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20th Century Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Splendid Outcast
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed Lower Right Medium: Gouache on Paperboard The present work was published as the main illustration for a short story by Beryl Markham published in The Saturday Even...
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1940s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Paper, Gouache, Board

The Collector, Saturday Evening Post Cover
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Approximate Date: 1951 Medium: Acrylic on Board Signature: Signed Lower Left Size: 15.00" x 12.25" PRICE ON REQUEST- Cover of The Saturday Evening Post Magazine, August 11, 19...
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1950s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Acrylic, Board

A Passenger Train
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1945 Medium: Oil on Board Dimensions: 16.00" x 33.75" Signature: Signed Lower Right Exhibitions: Exhibited at International Galleries Contemporary American Illustration, May 1...
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1940s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Oil, Board

The Freesoil Printery
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Approximate Date: 1947 Medium: Oil and Mixed Media on Masonite Signature: Signed Upper Right Size: 20.00" x 24.00" "The Freesoil Printery," oil and mixed me...
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1940s American Modern Stevan Dohanos Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Mixed Media, Oil

The Stamp Collector, Saturday Evening Post Cover
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas with an Element of Collage Signature: Signed Lower Left Saturday Evening Post cover from February 1954
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1950s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Walking the Tightrope, Saturday Evening Post Cover
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Left This work was featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, June 11, 1949 The Post described the cover as follows: "Having ...
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1940s Stevan Dohanos Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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The Vacationers, Saturday Evening Post Cover, August 25, 1951
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1951 Medium: Oil on Masonite Dimensions: 46.00" x 35.25" Signature: Signed Lower Left: Stevan Dohanos; Dated on the reverse: August 25, 1951.
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Chocolate Easter Bunnies, Saturday Evening Post Cover
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1950 Medium: Oil on Board Dimensions: 36.00" x 24.00" Signature: Signed Lower Left
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Massachusetts Court House
By Stevan Dohanos
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 20.00" x 28.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Snowy nighttime scene of courthouse.
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Working on the Jalopy, Saturday Evening Post Cover
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Saturday Football Over the Radio, “Beer Belongs” Advertisement
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Located in Fort Washington, PA
Approximate Date: 1942 Medium: Gouache and Casein on Board Signature: Signed Lower Right Size: 17.00" x 20.50"
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Mutually Beneficial Friendship, Saturday Evening Post cover
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