Douglas Crockwell

Douglas Crockwell, “Machinists”, 1932, Oil on Canvas 122 x 92 cm., Private Collection

Douglass Crockwell spent a good part of his career creating illustrations and advertisements for the “Saturday Evening Post”. His paintings appeared in promotions for Friskies dog food and in a poster for the American Relief for Holland, which won him a gold medal from the Art Director’s Club in 1946.

Crockwell created murals and posters for the Works Progress Administration during the Depression, and also experimented with short flip-card films that could be viewed through a mutoscope. A few years before he died, Crockwell estimated that he had drawn four hundred full-page images, of which more than three billion prints had been made.

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