Clark Brown Fay (1894 - 1955)
An American painter, lithographer, and illustrator, Clark Fay studied with N. C. Wyeth and Harvey Dunn but spent most of his career living and working in both France and England. He worked overseas for periodicals including the Saturday Evening Post and The Delineator, in addition to individual commissions and freelance work. During the 1920's and 1930's, Fay exhibited his original lithographs in Paris with the Salon des Artistes Francais.
Sailor And His Girl - Bar Scene
Lithograph, unsigned; edition not stated; image size 17-5/8" x 24½"; sheet size 22¼" x 30". Printed by Edmond Desjobert, Paris, on thin gray chine collé, affixed to heavy Arches paper. A very good impression, stylistically bearing a remarkable resemblance to the work of George Bellows. At present there are two water stains at bottom of sheet, one extending into the chine collé, and another in the upper right-hand corner of the sheet, also extending into the chine collé, with minor foxing in the right-hand margin well away from the print. Notations in pencil at bottom of sheet, presumably by a former owner. This copy sold at Doyle New York in 1996 and again at Skinner Boston in 2011
Withdrawn from sale for conservation; please inquire.