Monday, October 31, 2016

Untitled Portrait

Untitled portrait, late 1920s, by Annelise Kretschmer, born Annelise Silberbach, German, 1903-1987.

Fashion Study

Fashion Study, 1930, by Madame Yevonde, born Yevonde Cumbers, English, 1893-1975.

La Fortune

La Fortune, 1938, by Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, American, photographer, painter, 1890-1976.  Oil on canvas.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

South Carolina's Ultimatum

South Carolina's Ultimatum, published 1860, by Currier and Ives.  Nathaniel Currier, American, illustrator, print maker, publisher, 1813-1888.  James Merritt Ives, American, illustrator, print maker, publisher.  Francis Wilkinson Pickens, American, politician, Governor of South Carolina, 1805-1869.   James Buchanan, American, politician, lawyer, diplomat, 15th President of the United States, 1791-1868.

Millard Fillmore

Portrait of Millard Fillmore, 1849, by Matthew Brady, American, 1822-1896.  Millard Fillmore, American, lawyer, politician, 13th President of the United States, 1800-1874.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Wizard of Oz

Solicitation for funds, sent by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences, founded 1927.  Top card, makeup and hairstyle conceptual drawings for The Wizard of Oz, 1939, by William Tuttle, American, makeup artist, 1912-2007.  Bottom card, hair and makeup test photographs, 1939.  Top left, The Scarecrow/Ray Bolger, photographer unknown.  Top right, The Cowardly Lion/Bert Lahr, photograph by James Manatt, American, 1896-1989.  Bottom Left, The Tin Man/Jack Haley, photograph by Virgel Apger, American, 1903-1994.  Bottom right, The Wizard/Frank Morgan, photograph by George Hommel, American, 1901-1953.  Makeup by Jack Dawn, American, 1892-1961.  Ray Bolger, American, 1904-1987.  Bert Lahr, American, 1895-1967.  Jack Haley, American, 1897-1979.  Frank Morgan, born Francis Wuppermann, American, 1890-1949.  The Wizard of Oz, 1939, directed by Victor Fleming, American, race car driver, stunt man, cinematographer, film director, 1889-1949.

From my collection.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Aeroplane, 1928, by Elsie Driggs, American, 1898-1992.  Oil on canvas.


Umbral (Threshold), 1947, by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Mexican, 1902-2002.

Child Soldier

Child Soldier of the Constitutionalist Army, 1914, by Agustin Victor Casasola, Mexican, 1874-1938.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Watercolors and Drawings by Estelle Ishigo

Top to bottom, 1.  Gathering Coal at Heart Mountain Concentration Camp, 1945, watercolor on paper. 2.  No Privacy for Women and Children, 1945, watercolor on paper.  3.  At Home at Heart Mountain, 1942, watercolor on paper.  4.  Boys With Kite, 1944, watercolor on paper.  5.  Gangs Formed, 1922-45,  crayon on paper.  6.  A Baseball Game, 1942-45, watercolor on paper.  7.  Memorial Day, 1944, watercolor on paper.  8.  Japanese American Woman and Child, 1942-45.  watercolor on paper.  9.  Cal Seafood Fish Canary Trailer Camp for Evacuees Returned After the War, 1948, watercolor on paper.  10.  Around Our Place, 1948,  watercolor on paper.

All by Estelle Ishigo, born Estelle Peck, America, 1899-1990.