A gouache painting on board by listed artist Stan Galli (1912-2009). This painting was produced in 1958 for the article “Showdown for a Conman,” part of the Soapy Smith stories written by J.P. Cahn, in “True Magazine”. It depicts a man with a rifle approaching a man with a pistol on a waterfront dock. It is signed “Stan Galli” and on the verso “True aug pg 62-63” is written in pencil. This painting was owned by the Galli Estate for over fifty years. It is presented matted, under glass, in a black wooden frame. The painting coms with a framed original magazine tear sheet (offset lithograph) also from the Galli Estate. For Additional Information please see link below.
Stanley Galli was a prolific Californian illustrator whose work appeared in magazine stories and advertisements from the 1940s to the 1970s. In 1981, he was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Frame adding him to a list of members including Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Howard Pyle.
Creases and tears on tear sheet. Scuff on painting frame.
-Measured for shipping.
-Painting measures 27″ × 17″ × .75″ (framed); 17″ × 9″ (visual)
-Tear sheet measures 20.5″ × 14.5″ × 1″ (framed); 16.25″ × 11.25″ (visual)