1930s Fine CHARLES BUCKLES FALLS Painting FOXHOUND Dog Hunting Scene Illustrator
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Foxhound on the Run: A Hunting Scene
Circa 1930s - 1940s
Signed in pencil at the lower right of the image "Falls"
Watercolor and gouache on artist's board
Image size approx. 9.25 x 9.5 in.; approx. 20 x 15 in. overall
Summary of visual elements: A lively, colorful depiction of a foxhound bounding over a hilly landscape, a hunting party visible behind him
Mild soiling to blank margins and a bit of wear to extreme edges of board; these minor faults are well away from the image, and can be easily and fully matted out. The image itself is clean, fine, and attractive, with vibrant, well-preserved colors. Properly matted and framed, the overall effect will be quite handsome.
About the artist: Charles Buckles Falls, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is well known for the scores of colorful, boldly graphic posters he designed for recruitment and home front efforts during World War I and World War II. Falls also distinguished himself as an illustrator and commercial artist, working for a time as a sketch artist for the Chicago Tribune and producing magazine illustrations, murals, theater designs, and designs for furniture, carpet, and fabrics. Falls earned particular distinction and great success as an illustrator of children's books, most... read more