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Lot 425: William Goadby Lawrence (1913-2002), The Surf Catcher

The Winter Auction

by Leland Little Auctions

December 2, 2016

Hillsborough, NC, USA

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  • William Goadby Lawrence (1913-2002), <i>The Surf Catcher</i>
  • William Goadby Lawrence (1913-2002), <i>The Surf Catcher</i>
  • William Goadby Lawrence (1913-2002), <i>The Surf Catcher</i>
  • William Goadby Lawrence (1913-2002), <i>The Surf Catcher</i>
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Description: a sketch in oils on canvas, signed at lower right, retaining an exhibition label on the verso, presented in a later frame.
SS 15 5/8 x 11 5/8 in.; DOA 22 x 18 in.
William Goadby Lawrence was one of America's foremost marine artists of the 20th Century. Born in New Jersey, he studied at the Art Students League of New York and had his first show at age 21 at Abercrombie & Fitch in NYC.

He provided illustrations for numerous magazines and books, including The Saturday Evening Post and Field and Stream. His paintings hang in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Natural History, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Museum.

Exhibited:
New York, NY, The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, Exhibition of New Oil Paintings by William Goadby Lawrence, January 20 - February 4, 1939.

Provenance:
Private Collection, Washington, D.C.

Condition Report: Minor craquelure; nicotine staining and surface grime.

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