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Illustrator, painter, printmaker and lithographer, Stevan Dohanos was born in Lorain, Ohio. He studied at the Cleveland School of Art and is best known for his 100-plus Saturday Evening Post covers, created during the 1940s and 1950s. These works portrayed various aspects of the American dream with a dry humor, comparable to that of Norman Rockwell. He was a member of the Society of Illustrators, the American Watercolor Society, the National Society of Mural Painters, and was a founding faculty member of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. He also completed a WPA mural for the West Palm Beach U.S. Post Office. Dohanos served as chairman of the National Stamp Advisory Committee in the 1960s, overseeing
the selection of images for U.S. postage stamps.
Dohanos' work was exhibited at the Philadelphia Watercolor Club (1934, medal), the Cleveland Printmakers (1934, prize), the Art Institute of Chicago (1934, 1937), Macbeth Galleries, NYC (1936, one-man), the New Britain Museum of American Art (1972), the Art Directors Club (prize) and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Print Club, the Avery Memorial in Hartford, Connecticut, the New Britain Museum and Dartmouth College.
Departure Tc.1934, Color Wood Engraving.
Edition not stated. Signed in pencil.
Image size 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (241 x 191 mm); sheet size 11 1/8 x 9 inches (283 x 229 mm).
A fine impression, with fresh colors, on heavy cream Japan; full margins (5/8 to 3/4 inches), in excellent condition.
State Fair T1948, Wood Engraving.
Edition 265. Signed in pencil.
Image size 12 11/16 x 8 15/16 inches (322 x 227 mm); sheet size 13 x 17 1/4 inches (330 x 438 mm).
A brilliant, black impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition.