Washington, D.C., 1928 Falcon-Knight by Harry Anderson

  • A handsome 1928 Falcon-Knight roadster sits against the U.S. Capitol building
  • Created by renowned American illustrator Harry Anderson, the work exudes patriotism and nostalgia
  • 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

Washington, D.C., 1928 Falcon-Knight
Exxon Great Moments In Early American Motoring calendar illustration

Signed "Harry Anderson" (lower right)
Gouche on board

A sleek blue and white 1928 Falcon-Knight roadster is parked against a grand backdrop of the U.S. Capitol Building in this painting by celebrated American illustrator Harry Anderson. The painting comes from Anderson’s series entitled Great Moments In Early American Motoring that appeared in Esso and later Exxon calendars produced in the late 1960s to early 1970s, and this work was commissioned by Exxon to hang in their corporate headquarters. The artist depicted popular, classic American-made cars for the series, and this example, with details like a little boy waving an American flag, is imbued with an affecting patriotism that made Anderson’s works so beloved. 

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 1972

Board: 22" high x 27" wide
Frame: 29" high x 34" wide

Exxon Company, U.S.A., corporate collection
Washington, D.C., 1928 Falcon-Knight by Harry Anderson
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Paintings
Depth: 1.25
Width: 33.0
Height: 27.5
Style: Illustration
Canvas Width: 27.5
Canvas Height: 22

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