Pier Scene, 1929 Cadillac Sport Phaeton by Harry Anderson

  • This painting by the great American Illustrator Harry Anderson features a 1929 Cadillac Phaeton
  • The work was painted for Anderson's Great Moments in Early American Motoring series
  • Renowned for his attention to detail, Anderson is one of the great illustrators of his generation
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Harry Anderson
1906-1996 | American

Pier Scene, 1929 Cadillac Sport Phaeton
Exxon Great Moments In Early American Motoring calendar illustration

Signed "Harry Anderson" (lower right)
Gouache and tempera on board

This painting by celebrated American illustrator Harry Anderson depicts a classic 1929 Cadillac Sport Phaeton parked alongside a picturesque pier on a sunny day. It hails from Anderson’s series entitled Great Moments In Early American Motoring celebrating American motor cars that appeared in Exxon and Esso calendars produced in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Thanks to Anderson’s strong compositional storytelling, the scene, inhabited by friendly townspeople, exudes small-town charm. 

Harry Anderson was a prolific, award-winning illustrator who received his art education at the Syracuse School of Art. He worked on several national advertising campaigns for brands such as Coca-Cola, Ford and American Airlines, and he created illustrations for some of the most popular magazines of the day, including The Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan. In 1994, he was inducted into the Society of Illustrator’s Hall of Fame. Anderson is known best for his car calendar illustrations such as the present work, and because those calendars were popular with vintage car enthusiasts, Anderson was careful to render the automobiles with meticulous detail and accuracy.

Circa 1970

Board: 26 1/2" high x 32" wide
Frame: 28 1/4" high x 33 3/4" wide

Exxon Company, U.S.A., corporate collection
Pier Scene, 1929 Cadillac Sport Phaeton by Harry Anderson
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Paintings
Depth: 2.13 Inches
Width: 33.75 Inches
Height: 28.25 Inches
Style: Illustration
Canvas Width: 32 Inches
Canvas Height: 26.5 Inches

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