Henry (Hy Jr.) Hintermeister (New York, 1897-1970) oil on canvas illustration landscape painting depicting a farmer pausing in the act of plowing a field to wave at a passing airplane, foreground, with fields and blue mountain ranges surmounted by the monumental image of the Statue of Liberty against a cloudy blue sky in the background. Signed "Hy. Hintermeister" lower left. Includes a handwritten note card with artist's information. Housed in a contemporary wooden frame. Sight – 21 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W. Framed – 27" H x 36" W. American, mid 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: "Henry Hintermeister was born in 1897 in New York. His father John Henry Hintermeister was an illustrator as well. Father and son often worked as a duo, from the 1890's to the 1940's, under the pseudonym Hy Hintermeister. They became well known producing over 1,000 of illustrations; John Henry and Henry were often compared to Norman Rockwell with their illustration storytelling. The duo produced a series of calendars depicting American history from 1775-1787. They used identical signatures making their illustrations nearly impossible to distinguish. As a solo artist, Henry Hintermeister is most known for American themed paintings as well as his paintings of animals". (source: AskArt). CONDITION: Overall good condition with visible stretcher mark across the top of the canvas. 2 3/4" area of paint loss, top left edge. Abrasions, largest 5", to surface of canvas.
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