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Illustrator, Painter, b. 1912 - d. 1956

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      • Original Vintage WWII Poster He's Watching You by Grohe 1942
        Oct. 17, 2023

        Original Vintage WWII Poster He's Watching You by Grohe 1942

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        This is one of the most graphically important posters of WWII. Its dramatic, clean design with simplified forms is a sharp contrast to the painterly techniques of WWI posters; we have firmly entered the era of graphic design in this piece. During World War ll the United States Government was very concerned about the need to keep troop movements confidential and for family members and friends of soldiers overseas to not discuss their loved ones travels and plans. There was a great fear of the enemy's agents overhearing some idle talk that could result in American lives lost. This bold graphic emphasizes that point. Glenn Grohe (1912-1956) was an American painter and illustrator who specialized in commercial art such as magazine covers and product advertisements. He created several WWII posters. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • GLENN ERNEST GROHE (1912-1956). HE'S WATCHING YOU. 1942. 39½x28¼ inches, 100½x72 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C
        Aug. 04, 2022

        GLENN ERNEST GROHE (1912-1956). HE'S WATCHING YOU. 1942. 39½x28¼ inches, 100½x72 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        GLENN ERNEST GROHE (1912-1956) HE'S WATCHING YOU. 1942. 39 1/2x28 1/4 inches, 100 1/2x72 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Condition B: overpainting in upper left image and in text; repaired tears, creases and abrasions at edges and along vertical and horizontal folds; creases and abrasions in image. This is one of the most powerful American images produced during the Second World War. It is a terrifying, hypnotizing vision of a German soldier (seen forbiddingly submerged in shadows) with his eyes staring straight out at the viewer, rising ominously above the bold typography. This is the larger format. Word & Image p. 89, Weill 500, Design for Victory p. 29, Rhodes p. 174, Pollack p. 155.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • GLENN ERNEST GROHE (1912-1956). OUR FIGHTING MEN CAN'T WIN / IF PRODUCTION SOLDIERS GO AWOL. 1942. 32x24½ inches, 81x62 cm. Aluminum
        Aug. 04, 2022

        GLENN ERNEST GROHE (1912-1956). OUR FIGHTING MEN CAN'T WIN / IF PRODUCTION SOLDIERS GO AWOL. 1942. 32x24½ inches, 81x62 cm. Aluminum

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        GLENN ERNEST GROHE (1912-1956) OUR FIGHTING MEN CAN'T WIN / IF PRODUCTION SOLDIERS GO AWOL. 1942. 32x24 1/2 inches, 81x62 cm. Aluminum Company of America. Condition A-: replaced loss at upper left corner; repaired pin holes in corners and bottom edge; vertical and horizontal folds.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WWII HE'S WATCHING YOU POSTER
        Jul. 01, 2022

        WWII HE'S WATCHING YOU POSTER

        Est: $400 - $600

        American WWII poster, 'He's Watching You', artwork by Glenn Grohe, (1912-1956), Division of Information Office for Emergency Management, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942-O-455330, 14.25 x 10 inches. Mailing folds, minor loss on right edge, pinhole marks, 1-inch tear on left side and at top edge.

        Fairhill Auction LLC
      • RARE Original HE'S WATCHING YOU WW II Poster LARGE VS
        May. 21, 2022

        RARE Original HE'S WATCHING YOU WW II Poster LARGE VS

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Grohe, Glenn 1912 - 1956 He´s watching you Offset 1942 39.7 x 28.3 in. (101 x 72 cm) Printer: U.S. Government Printing Office Condition Details: (B+) was folded, small tears and minor staining at the edges and folds, corner needle hole losses, incl. small loss in the top left corner#USA #World War II #Design #Iconic

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Glenn Grohe (American, 1912 - 1956) Marking the Barrels
        Oct. 17, 2019

        Glenn Grohe (American, 1912 - 1956) Marking the Barrels

        Est: $400 - $600

        Glenn Grohe (American, 1912 - 1956) Marking the Barrels oil on canvas signed Grohe (lower right) 23 x 32 inches.

        Hindman
      • CHARLES GEHM (1929-2015) ORIG DELL ILLUSTRATION
        Mar. 31, 2019

        CHARLES GEHM (1929-2015) ORIG DELL ILLUSTRATION

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        Original Charles C. Gehm (1929-2015) Dell Book Co, Paperback Cover Illustration, watercolor and gouache on board. Includes the front cover of the Dell paperback "Millies Boy" that this illustration was done for. Professionally framed and matted. In frame measures 16"x23"x1". Weight 5 pds. Born in Alliance, Ohio on September 20, 1929, Charles Gehm won the Scholastic Art Awards Certificate of Merit in 1948 along with a scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design. Charles enjoyed great success as an illustrator, and during his long career created book cover art for every major publishing house. His collectible art projects include a series of limited edition Gone With The Wind prints and Grimm's Fairy Tales plates, and posters for the films Barry Lyndon, The Island, The River, The Betsey, and Death on the Nile. In 2002, The board of the NYSE selected him to create their annual Christmas card. Also a fine artist, he received numerous awards, and his oil paintings have been shown in galleries in NY, AZ., OH, MA. and CT. As an adjunct professor, Charles taught illustration, painting and design at WCSU and Pratt Institute.

        Charleston Estate Auctions
      • He’s Watching You. 1942.
        Feb. 24, 2019

        He’s Watching You. 1942.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,200

        ARTIST: GLENN GROHE (1912-1956) SIZE: 28 1/2 x 40 in./72.2 x 101.7 cm PRINTER: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C. DESCRIPTION: Though graphically simple, this poster reminded viewers of the importance of defense—and even skepticism—during World War II. "In time of war, everyone, soldier or not, is responsible for his neighbor's life, and the greatest rule is silence... The task of these graphic artists was very complicated. There were no ready-made symbols for matters of security, no flags unfurled behind uniforms, no saving cross. It was necessary to transmit a delicate message containing a shade of paranoia..." (Weill, p. 288). Grohe's ominous peeking informant coupled with its warning text was surely a vital reminder to citizens to be cautious. This is the larger format. (Propaganda; Art Deco)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • RARE Original HE'S WATCHING YOU WW II Poster LARGE VS
        Apr. 28, 2018

        RARE Original HE'S WATCHING YOU WW II Poster LARGE VS

        Est: $900 - $1,600

        Artist: Grohe, Glenn 1912 - 1956. He´s watching you. Technique: Offset 1942. Size: 39.7 x 28.3 in. (101 x 72 cm). Printer: U.S. Government Printing Office. Condition Details: (A-/B+) was folded, on linen, small tears at the edges and folds, 3 in./8 cm tear at the top left in black area. Estimate: $1600. Reserve / Starting Price: $900.

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • GLENN GROHE (AMERICAN, 1912-1956) CHILDREN LEAVING SCHOOL, PROBABLE COLLIER'S MA
        Nov. 03, 2017

        GLENN GROHE (AMERICAN, 1912-1956) CHILDREN LEAVING SCHOOL, PROBABLE COLLIER'S MA

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Glenn Grohe (American, 1912-1956) Children Leaving School, probable Collier's magazine cover Watercolor and gouache on board 12-3/4 x 14-3/4 inches (32.4 x 37.5 cm) (sight) Signed lower left: Glenn Grohe PROVENANCE: Illustration House, New York, May 20, 2006, lot 21; Acquired by the present owner from the above. HID04901242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe
        Feb. 17, 2014

        WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe

        Est: $50 - $100

        Artist Dates: 1912-1956? Signed Within Plate: Grohe 1912-56 Date of Work: 1942 Description: This German soldier on this very famous poster bears a striking resemblance to Darth Vader, the primary antagonist in George Lucas’s Star Wars films. The soldier is wearing a German Stahlhelm M16 steel helmet and staring directly out from the image. Under Nazi rule, the helmet became closely associated with national German pride, while for the Allies it became a symbol of evil. The poster also helped many American workers on their toes. Overall, the lurking figure was a chilling reminder of how dire the situation appeared from the end of 1941 well into 1943. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores. Size: 10"L x 14"H Weight: <1 ounce Provenance: Dr. David Orzeck Condition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible). Artist Biography: Addresses: NYC, Westport, Ct, Palo ALto, CA. did advertising illustrations and article illustrations for Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post. Did cover art for Collier's and Bluebook. Also worked for Field and Stream.Supporter of WWII posters against Axis Powers. Subjects included historical figures, sites, events, human activity, figure, figurative, and human figure. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

        Louis J. Dianni, LLC
      • WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe
        Feb. 17, 2014

        WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe

        Est: $50 - $100

        Artist: Glenn Grohe Artist Dates: 1912-1956? Signed Within Plate: Yes Date of Work: 1942 Description: This German soldier on this poster bears a striking resemblance to Darth Vader, the primary antagonist in George Lucas’s Star Wars films. The soldier is wearing a German Stahlhelm M16 steel helmet and staring directly out from the image. Under Nazi rule, the helmet became closely associated with national German pride, while for the Allies it became a symbol of evil. The poster also helped many American workers on their toes. Overall, the lurking figure was a chilling reminder of how dire the situation appeared from the end of 1941 well into 1943. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Size: 10"L x 14"H Weight: <1 ounce Provenance: Dr. David Orzeck Condition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible). Artist Biography: Addresses: NYC, Westport, Ct, Palo ALto, CA. did advertising illustrations and article illustrations for Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post. Did cover art for Collier's and Bluebook. Also worked for Field and Stream. Supporter of WWII posters against Axis Powers. Subjects included historical figures, sites, events, human activity, figure, figurative, and human figure.

        Louis J. Dianni, LLC
      • WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe
        Feb. 17, 2014

        WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe

        Est: $50 - $100

        Artist: Glenn Grohe Artist Dates: 1912-1956? Signed Within Plate: Yes Date of Work: 1942 Description: This German soldier on this poster bears a striking resemblance to Darth Vader, the primary antagonist in George Lucas’s Star Wars films. The soldier is wearing a German Stahlhelm M16 steel helmet and staring directly out from the image. Under Nazi rule, the helmet became closely associated with national German pride, while for the Allies it became a symbol of evil. The poster also helped many American workers on their toes. Overall, the lurking figure was a chilling reminder of how dire the situation appeared from the end of 1941 well into 1943. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Size: 10"L x 14"H Weight: <1 ounce Provenance: Dr. David Orzeck Condition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible). Artist Biography: Addresses: NYC, Westport, Ct, Palo ALto, CA. did advertising illustrations and article illustrations for Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post. Did cover art for Collier's and Bluebook. Also worked for Field and Stream. Supporter of WWII posters against Axis Powers. Subjects included historical figures, sites, events, human activity, figure, figurative, and human figure. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

        Louis J. Dianni, LLC
      • WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe
        Feb. 17, 2014

        WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe

        Est: $50 - $100

        Artist: Glenn Grohe Artist Dates: 1912-1956? Signed Within Plate: Yes Date of Work: 1942 Description: This German soldier on this poster bears a striking resemblance to Darth Vader, the primary antagonist in George Lucas’s Star Wars films. The soldier is wearing a German Stahlhelm M16 steel helmet and staring directly out from the image. Under Nazi rule, the helmet became closely associated with national German pride, while for the Allies it became a symbol of evil. The poster also helped many American workers on their toes. Overall, the lurking figure was a chilling reminder of how dire the situation appeared from the end of 1941 well into 1943. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Size: 10"L x 14"H Weight: <1 ounce Provenance: Dr. David Orzeck Condition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed. Artist Biography: Addresses: NYC, Westport, Ct, Palo ALto, CA. did advertising illustrations and article illustrations for Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post. Did cover art for Collier's and Bluebook. Also worked for Field and Stream. Supporter of WWII posters against Axis Powers. Subjects included historical figures, sites, events, human activity, figure, figurative, and human figure.

        Louis J. Dianni, LLC
      • WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe
        Feb. 17, 2014

        WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe

        Est: $50 - $100

        Artist: Glenn Grohe Artist Dates: 1912-1956? Signed Within Plate: Yes Date of Work: 1942 Description: This German soldier on this poster bears a striking resemblance to Darth Vader, the primary antagonist in George Lucas’s Star Wars films. The soldier is wearing a German Stahlhelm M16 steel helmet and staring directly out from the image. Under Nazi rule, the helmet became closely associated with national German pride, while for the Allies it became a symbol of evil. The poster also helped many American workers on their toes. Overall, the lurking figure was a chilling reminder of how dire the situation appeared from the end of 1941 well into 1943. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Size: 10"L x 14"H Weight: <1 ounce Provenance: Dr. David Orzeck Condition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible). Artist Biography: Addresses: NYC, Westport, Ct, Palo ALto, CA. did advertising illustrations and article illustrations for Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post. Did cover art for Collier's and Bluebook. Also worked for Field and Stream. Supporter of WWII posters against Axis Powers. Subjects included historical figures, sites, events, human activity, figure, figurative, and human figure. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

        Louis J. Dianni, LLC
      • WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe
        Feb. 17, 2014

        WWII He's Watching You, Glen Grohe

        Est: $50 - $100

        Artist: Glenn Grohe Artist Dates: 1912-1956? Signed Within Plate: Yes Date of Work: 1942 Description: This German soldier on this poster bears a striking resemblance to Darth Vader, the primary antagonist in George Lucas’s Star Wars films. The soldier is wearing a German Stahlhelm M16 steel helmet and staring directly out from the image. Under Nazi rule, the helmet became closely associated with national German pride, while for the Allies it became a symbol of evil. The poster also helped many American workers on their toes. Overall, the lurking figure was a chilling reminder of how dire the situation appeared from the end of 1941 well into 1943. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores. Size: 10"L x 14"H Weight: <1 ounce Provenance: Dr. David Orzeck Condition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed. Artist Biography: Addresses: NYC, Westport, Ct, Palo ALto, CA. did advertising illustrations and article illustrations for Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post. Did cover art for Collier's and Bluebook. Also worked for Field and Stream.Supporter of WWII posters against Axis Powers. Subjects included historical figures, sites, events, human activity, figure, figurative, and human figure. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

        Louis J. Dianni, LLC
      • Food Comes First. 1943
        Sep. 06, 2012

        Food Comes First. 1943

        Est: $500 - $600

        Artist: GLENN GROHE (1912-1956) Size: 26 1/2 x 19 3/4 in./67.2 x 50.2 cm U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC The weighty, heroic realism so common in the National Socialist art used by the Nazis is here being reclaimed to invigorate warrior-farmers on US soil.

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • GLENN ERNEST GROHE (1912-1956). OUR FIGHTING MEN CAN'T WIN / IF PRODUCTION SOLDIERS GO AWOL. 1942. 32x24 inches, 81x62 cm. Aluminum Co
        Aug. 01, 2012

        GLENN ERNEST GROHE (1912-1956). OUR FIGHTING MEN CAN'T WIN / IF PRODUCTION SOLDIERS GO AWOL. 1942. 32x24 inches, 81x62 cm. Aluminum Co

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        GLENN ERNEST GROHE (1912-1956) OUR FIGHTING MEN CAN'T WIN / IF PRODUCTION SOLDIERS GO AWOL. 1942. 32x24 1/2 inches, 81x62 cm. Aluminum Company of America. Condition B+: vertical and horizontal folds; restored pin holes in corners; minor restoration at edges.

        Swann Auction Galleries
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