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"Progress of Civilization" Art Deco Masterpiece by Muralist Aiden Lassell Ripley

US$3,500

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In this remarkable drawing, famed muralist Lassell Ripley depicts primitive man, warming himself by the fire with little to wear, looking into the distance toward the bright, white Art Deco spires of modern civilization. The contrast of early mankind with the advances of 1930s America is inspiring and beautiful, and Ripley clearly draw this to prepare for a mural project, probably unexecuted. Ripley is best known for his sportsman paintings, highly collectible today, but early in his career he became known for his murals, including several depicting the life of Paul Revere for the post office in Lexington, Massachusetts, and another for the Winchester public library. This drawing is executed in Conte´ crayon on board.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.75 in. (75.57 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86513768782

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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