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Painter, Illustrator, b. 1900 - d. 1982

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      • Original American Airlines Poster by Fred Ludekens C1955 Arizona
        Feb. 06, 2024

        Original American Airlines Poster by Fred Ludekens C1955 Arizona

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        The Southwestern state of Arizona known for its red cliffs, hot temperatures and desert scenery is perfectly captured in Fred Ludekens' vibrant illustration. The image is a colourful pastiche of all things symbolic of an Arizonian trip, featuring a couple horseback riding through large and plentiful cacti, looking onward at the cliffs and inviting space around them. American Airlines is a major airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was founded in 1926 as a union of more than eighty small airlines and is the world's largest airline. American Airlines is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world. Through this partnership they are able to coordinate fares and services with Airlines around the world. In 2001, they acquired the well-known TWA. They still operate today out of ten major hubs in the United States. Fred Ludekens (1900-1982) began his career as billboard painter before joining the Lord and Thomas advertising agency in 1931. Ludekens worked in a variety of media, and specialized in landscapes. He produced artwork and covers for all the major magazines of the time. He was a member of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School, an art correspondence course founded by Norman Rockwell and other members of the New York Society of Illustrators. 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
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). THE SALAD BOWL / SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 1930. 23x16 inches, 58½x40¾ cm.
        Nov. 09, 2023

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). THE SALAD BOWL / SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 1930. 23x16 inches, 58½x40¾ cm.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) THE SALAD BOWL / SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 1930. 23x16 inches, 58 1/2x40 3/4 cm. Condition B+ / A-: slight foxing in margins and text; minor creases and abrasions in margins and image. Paper. In addition to changing the way Americans traveled, the railways also affected the way America ate. It was the Southern Pacific Railroad that originated the "salad bowl" in the late 1920s, a "help yourself, all-you-could-eat" scenario, in their dining cars. The railroad promoted this feature ubiquitously in magazine advertisements, on matchbooks and even on extraneous cards (substitute jokers) in decks of Southern Pacific playing cards, but this is the only poster to boast of this historic culinary innovation. Train buffs will also appreciate the detail of the colorful hues of the table cloth, a feature on Southern Pacific trains such as the Sunset Limited. Ludekens was a prominent California illustrator who was the art director at Lord and Thomas, the firm which handled Southern Pacific's advertising. He designed a number of posters for the railroad.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT LOS ANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO. 1937. 20¼x41½ inches, 51½x105½ cm.
        Aug. 03, 2023

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT LOS ANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO. 1937. 20¼x41½ inches, 51½x105½ cm.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT LOS ANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO. 1937. 20 1/4x41 1/2 inches, 51 1/2x105 1/2 cm. Condition B+: losses, small stains and staple holes along left margin; minor water stains in margins; abrasions along vertical folds; hand-signed by the artist. In the 1930s, "streamlined trains were among the most striking, visible and accessible examples of Modernism" in America (Zega p. 104). "The streamliner was perfectly suited to the poster medium; its smooth airflow profile offered the prospect of a respite from America's stylistic preoccupation with realism" (ibid). The GS-2 locomotive (pictured here) was put into service in 1937; it was the first of its kind to bear the iconic red and orange color scheme. Trains, pulling 12 Pullman-Standard cars each, would leave Los Angeles and San Francisco at 8:15am every morning and arrive at their destinations simultaneously at 6pm. Pictured is engine #4410, the first GS-2 locomotive built for Southern Pacific.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Original 1950s American Airlines Travel Poster Arizona
        Apr. 22, 2023

        Original 1950s American Airlines Travel Poster Arizona

        Est: $500 - $700

        Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982 American Airlines - Arizona Offset 1950 40.1 x 29.9 in. (102 x 76 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (B+) was folded horiz., small tears at the edges and fold, small margin loss in the top left corner#USA #Travel #Airlines #American Airlines #Desert

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Original Vintage 1950s Orient Travel Poster Poster
        Feb. 11, 2023

        Original Vintage 1950s Orient Travel Poster Poster

        Est: $350 - $500

        Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982 American President Lines - Orient Cruises Offset ca. 1956 34.2 x 23.6 in. (87 x 60 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (A) #USA #Travel #Ships #Cruises #Orient

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) & STUDIO. SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT. 1937. 20x41 inches, 51x104¼ cm.
        Nov. 10, 2022

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) & STUDIO. SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT. 1937. 20x41 inches, 51x104¼ cm.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) & STUDIO SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT. 1937. 20x41 inches, 51x104 1/4 cm. Condition A-: minor creases and abrasions in margins; creases in image. Framed. This second version of the previous poster was slightly revised by Southern Pacific studio artists so does not bear Ludekens' signature.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT LOS ANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO. 1937. 20¼x41½ inches, 51½x105½ cm.
        Nov. 10, 2022

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT LOS ANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO. 1937. 20¼x41½ inches, 51½x105½ cm.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT LOS ANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO. 1937. 20 1/4x41 1/2 inches, 51 1/2x105 1/2 cm. Condition B+: losses, small stains and staple holes along left margin; minor water stains in margins; abrasions along vertical folds; hand-signed by the artist. In the 1930s, "streamlined trains were among the most striking, visible and accessible examples of Modernism" in America (Zega p. 104). "The streamliner was perfectly suited to the poster medium; its smooth airflow profile offered the prospect of a respite from America's stylistic preoccupation with realism" (ibid). The GS-2 locomotive (pictured here) was put into service in 1937; it was the first of its kind to bear the iconic red and orange color scheme. Trains, pulling 12 Pullman-Standard cars each, would leave Los Angeles and San Francisco at 8:15am every morning and arrive at their destinations simultaneously at 6pm. Pictured is engine #4410, the first GS-2 locomotive built for Southern Pacific.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • LUDEKENS, Fred (1900-1982). Los Angeles / American Airlines...
        Aug. 20, 2022

        LUDEKENS, Fred (1900-1982). Los Angeles / American Airlines...

        Est: $600 - $800

        LUDEKENS, Fred (1900-1982). Los Angeles / American Airlines. Circa 1950s. 39 5/8 x 30 ¼”. Linen backed. Pale damp-staining along right side outside image area with faint tide line, slightly more pronounced at lower right corner; minor restoration to lower right. B+/B.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • Original 1950s American Airlines Travel Poster Arizona
        Apr. 23, 2022

        Original 1950s American Airlines Travel Poster Arizona

        Est: $400 - $600

        Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982 American Airlines - Arizona Offset 1950 102 x 76 cm Printer: no information Condition Details: (B) tears, creases, minor staining, and small losses, mostly at the edges, see photos for all details

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). ARIZONA / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 39½x29½ inches, 100¼x75 cm.
        Feb. 24, 2022

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). ARIZONA / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 39½x29½ inches, 100¼x75 cm.

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) ARIZONA / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 39 1/2x29 1/2 inches, 100 1/4x75 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears and overpainting in margins, some into image; replaced losses and repaired pin holes in corners; creases and restoration in image. Ludekens began his artistic career as a billboard painter for Foster & Kleiser. He then moved to New York City and joined the advertising firm of Lord & Thomas. In addition to his illustrations, which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and other magazines, he also specialized in landscapes - apparent in this idyllic scene promoting travel to Arizona.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). LOS ANGELES / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 40x30¼ inches, 101½x76¾ cm.
        Feb. 24, 2022

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). LOS ANGELES / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 40x30¼ inches, 101½x76¾ cm.

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) LOS ANGELES / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 40x30 1/4 inches, 101 1/2x76 3/4 cm. Condition A-: minor repaired tears, creases and restoration at edges.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Original 1950s LOS ANGELES Airline Travel Poster
        Nov. 06, 2021

        Original 1950s LOS ANGELES Airline Travel Poster

        Est: $600 - $900

        Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982 American Airlines - Los Angeles Offset ca. 1950 Printer: no information Condition Details: (B+/B) small tears, tiny losses and minor staining at the edges, creases along the left edge, surface paper losses along the bottom edge

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). ARIZONA / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 39x29 inches, 99x73½ cm.
        Aug. 05, 2021

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). ARIZONA / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 39x29 inches, 99x73½ cm.

        Est: $600 - $900

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) ARIZONA / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 39x29 inches, 99x73 1/2 cm. Condition A. Framed. Ludekens began his artistic career as billboard painter for Foster & Kleiser. He then moved to New York City and joined the advertising firm of Lord & Thomas. In addition to his illustrations, which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and other magazines, he also specialized in landscapes - apparent in this idyllic scene promoting travel to Arizona.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). LOS ANGELES / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 40x30 inches, 101½x76¼ cm.
        Aug. 05, 2021

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). LOS ANGELES / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 40x30 inches, 101½x76¼ cm.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) LOS ANGELES / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 40x30 inches, 101 1/2x76 1/4 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and darkening at edges; tape on verso along edges; creases in image. Paper.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • LUDEKENS, Fred (1900–1982). American Airlines / Arizona. 19...
        May. 15, 2021

        LUDEKENS, Fred (1900–1982). American Airlines / Arizona. 19...

        Est: $600 - $800

        LUDEKENS, Fred (1900–1982). American Airlines / Arizona. 1960s. Vintage travel poster with Western imagery including a saguaro cactus, a couple on horseback, and Spanish style architecture in the background, against a bright yellow sunny background. 39 ¾ x 30 ¼”. Linen backed. A.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • LUDEKENS, Fred (1900–1982). American Airlines / Los Angeles...
        May. 15, 2021

        LUDEKENS, Fred (1900–1982). American Airlines / Los Angeles...

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        LUDEKENS, Fred (1900–1982). American Airlines / Los Angeles. A nighttime view of Los Angeles as seen overlooking from the hills, with white rays of light from Klieg lamps. 39 ¾ x 30 ¼”. Faint spotting and light discoloration in margins. Linen backed. A-.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • Original Vintage 1950s Orient Cruises Travel Poster
        Mar. 06, 2021

        Original Vintage 1950s Orient Cruises Travel Poster

        Est: $300 - $400

        Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982. American President Lines - Orient Cruises. Offset ca. 1956. Size: 34.2 x 24 in. (87 x 61 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A)

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Ludekens, Fred (1900–1982). American Airlines / Arizona. 19...
        Nov. 14, 2020

        Ludekens, Fred (1900–1982). American Airlines / Arizona. 19...

        Est: $600 - $800

        Ludekens, Fred (1900–1982). American Airlines / Arizona. 1950s. Vintage travel poster evoking Western imagery including a saguaro cactus, a couple on horseback, and Spanish style architecture in the background. 39 ½ x 30 ½”. Over-painting to bottom corners. Linen backed. B+.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • Original US World War II Production Poster LUDEKENS
        Oct. 12, 2020

        Original US World War II Production Poster LUDEKENS

        Est: $300 - $400

        Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982. He's a fighting fool - More Production. Offset ca. 1944. Printer: U.S. Government Printing Office. Condition Details: (A-) was folded

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Original US World War II Production Poster LUDEKENS
        Sep. 26, 2020

        Original US World War II Production Poster LUDEKENS

        Est: $300 - $400

        Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982. He's a fighting fool - More Production. Offset ca. 1944. Printer: U.S. Government Printing Office. Condition Details: (A-) was folded

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Original American Airlines Poster by Fred Ludekens C1955 Arizona
        Sep. 15, 2020

        Original American Airlines Poster by Fred Ludekens C1955 Arizona

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        The Southwestern state of Arizona known for its red cliffs, hot temperatures and desert scenery is perfectly captured in Fred Ludekens’ vibrant illustration. The image is a colourful pastiche of all things symbolic of an Arizonian trip, featuring a couple horseback riding through large and plentiful cacti, looking onward at the cliffs and inviting space around them. American Airlines is a major airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was founded in 1926 as a union of more than eighty small airlines and is the world's largest airline. American Airlines is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world. Through this partnership they are able to coordinate fares and services with Airlines around the world. In 2001, they acquired the well-known TWA. They still operate today out of ten major hubs in the United States. Fred Ludekens (1900-1982) began his career as billboard painter before joining the Lord & Thomas advertising agency in 1931. Ludekens worked in a variety of media, and specialized in landscapes. He produced artwork and covers for all the major magazines of the time. He was a member of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School, an art correspondence course founded by Norman Rockwell and other members of the New York Society of Illustrators. 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
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). LOS ANGELES / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 39x30 inches, 100x76 cm.
        Aug. 27, 2020

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). LOS ANGELES / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 39x30 inches, 100x76 cm.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) LOS ANGELES / AMERICAN AIRLINES. Circa 1950s. 39 1/2x30 inches, 100 1/2x76 1/4 cm. Condition A: minor repaired tears and creases at edges.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Original American Airlines Poster by Fred Ludekens C1955 Arizona
        Feb. 20, 2020

        Original American Airlines Poster by Fred Ludekens C1955 Arizona

        Est: $1,600 - $2,000

        The Southwestern state of Arizona known for its red cliffs, hot temperatures and desert scenery is perfectly captured in Fred Ludekens' vibrant illustration. The image is a colourful pastiche of all things symbolic of an Arizonian trip, featuring a couple horseback riding through large and plentiful cacti, looking onward at the cliffs and inviting space around them. American Airlines is a major airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was founded in 1926 as a union of more than eighty small airlines and is the world's largest airline. American Airlines is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world. Through this partnership they are able to coordinate fares and services with Airlines around the world. In 2001, they acquired the well-known TWA. They still operate today out of ten major hubs in the United States. Fred Ludekens (1900-1982) began his career as billboard painter before joining the Lord & Thomas advertising agency in 1931. Ludekens worked in a variety of media, and specialized in landscapes. He produced artwork and covers for all the major magazines of the time. He was a member of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School, an art correspondence course founded by Norman Rockwell and other members of the New York Society of Illustrators. 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
      • Poster by Fred Ludekens - Southern Pacific's Shasta Route, San Francisco-Portland
        Feb. 09, 2020

        Poster by Fred Ludekens - Southern Pacific's Shasta Route, San Francisco-Portland

        Est: €120 - €300

        Southern Pacific's Shasta Route, San Francisco-Portland - 89x58, ca. 1950 by Fred Ludekens (1900-1982)

        Van Sabben Auctions
      • Poster by Fred Ludekens - Southern Pacific's Shasta Route, San Francisco-Portland
        Feb. 01, 2020

        Poster by Fred Ludekens - Southern Pacific's Shasta Route, San Francisco-Portland

        Est: €120 - €300

        Southern Pacific's Shasta Route, San Francisco-Portland - 89x58, ca. 1950 by Fred Ludekens (1900-1982)

        Van Sabben Auctions
      • Ludekens, Fred (1900–1982). Los Angeles. American Airlines.
        Jan. 25, 2020

        Ludekens, Fred (1900–1982). Los Angeles. American Airlines.

        Est: $400 - $600

        Ludekens, Fred (1900–1982). Los Angeles. American Airlines. A sparkling nighttime view of Los Angeles as seen overlooking from the hills. 40 x 30”. Significant inpainting – done using archival techniques – to left border edge; not affecting image. B. Linen backed.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • Ludekens, Fred (1900–1982). Arizona. American Airlines.
        Jan. 25, 2020

        Ludekens, Fred (1900–1982). Arizona. American Airlines.

        Est: $700 - $900

        Ludekens, Fred (1900–1982). Arizona. American Airlines. Circa 1950. Travel poster evoking Western imagery including a saguaro cactus, a couple on horseback, and Spanish style architecture in the background. 39 ½ x 30 ½”. Repaired corner tear, few small closed tears to margin, all done using archival techniques. B+. Linen backed.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • Original 1950s LOS ANGELES Airline Travel Poster
        Nov. 16, 2019

        Original 1950s LOS ANGELES Airline Travel Poster

        Est: $500 - $900

        Artist: Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982. American Airlines - Los Angeles. Technique: Offsetca. 1950. Size: 39.7 x 30.3 in. (101 x 77 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (B+) on linen, tears, tiny losses and minor and staining at the edges, margins prof. overpainted/airbrushed. Estimate: $900. Reserve / Starting Price: $500.

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Original American Airlines Los Angeles Hollywood Poster c1950 by Fred Ludekens
        Sep. 10, 2019

        Original American Airlines Los Angeles Hollywood Poster c1950 by Fred Ludekens

        Est: $1,800 - $2,400

        This striking image of the iconic klieg lights shining over the sprawling metropolis invites travelers from around the globe into the world of Hollywood. The romance and intrigue of the city is brought to life through this image, filled with possibilities. American Airlines is a major airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was founded in 1926 as a union of more than eighty small airlines and is the world's largest airline. American Airlines is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world. Through this partnership they are able to coordinate fares and services with Airlines around the world. In 2001, they acquired the well-known Transatlantic Airlines. They still operate today out of ten major hubs in the United States. Fred Ludekens (1900-1982) began his career as billboard painter before joining the Lord & Thomas advertising agency in 1931. Ludekens worked in a variety of media, and specialized in landscapes. He produced artwork and covers for all the major magazines of the time. He was a member of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School, an art correspondence course founded by Norman Rockwell and other members of the New York Society of Illustrators. 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
      • Original Vintage 1950s Orient Cruises Travel Poster
        Apr. 16, 2019

        Original Vintage 1950s Orient Cruises Travel Poster

        Est: $80 - $400

        Artist: Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982. American President Lines - Orient Cruises. Technique: Offset ca. 1956. Size: 34.2 x 24 in. (87 x 61 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A) . Estimate: 400. Reserve / Starting Price: $80.

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • American Airlines - Los Angeles Original Vintage Poster by Fred Ludekens
        Feb. 21, 2019

        American Airlines - Los Angeles Original Vintage Poster by Fred Ludekens

        Est: $1,800 - $2,400

        This striking image of the iconic klieg lights shining over the sprawling metropolis invites travelers from around the globe into the world of Hollywood. The romance and intrigue of the city is brought to life through this image, filled with possibilities. American Airlines is a major airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was founded in 1926 as a union of more than eighty small airlines and is the world's largest airline. American Airlines is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world. Through this partnership they are able to coordinate fares and services with Airlines around the world. In 2001, they acquired the well-known Transatlantic Airlines. They still operate today out of ten major hubs in the United States. Fred Ludekens (1900-1982) began his career as billboard painter before joining the Lord & Thomas advertising agency in 1931. Ludekens worked in a variety of media, and specialized in landscapes. He produced artwork and covers for all the major magazines of the time. He was a member of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School, an art correspondence course founded by Norman Rockwell and other members of the New York Society of Illustrators. 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
      • American President Lines - Orient Cruises
        Jan. 29, 2019

        American President Lines - Orient Cruises

        Est: $100 - $400

        Artist: Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982. Title: American President Lines - Orient Cruises. Technique: Offset ca. 1956. Size: 34.2 x 23.6 in. (87 x 60 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A) . Estimate: $400. Reserve / Starting Price: $100.

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Print, Fred Ludekens
        Nov. 17, 2018

        Print, Fred Ludekens

        Est: $300 - $500

        Fred Ludekens (American, 1900-1982), Building the Golden Gate Bridge from Coit Tower, circa 1930, lighograph, pencil signed lower right, image: 8"h x 12.25"w

        Clars Auctions
      • Original Vintage 1950s Orient Cruises Travel Poster
        Nov. 03, 2018

        Original Vintage 1950s Orient Cruises Travel Poster

        Est: $240 - $400

        Artist: Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982. American President Lines - Orient Cruises. Technique: Offset ca. 1956. Size: 34.2 x 24 in. (87 x 61 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A) . Estimate: $400. Reserve / Starting Price: $240.

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Fred Ludekens Southern Pacific Lines Lithograph
        Sep. 13, 2018

        Fred Ludekens Southern Pacific Lines Lithograph

        Est: $400 - $600

        Fred Ludekens for Southern Pacific Lines original lithograph. Circa 1936-37, in original art deco steel frame. Measures 15 1/8" x 38" (sight size) and is in a period art deco steel frame measuring 17" x 39 5/8" total. This original 1930's lithograph appears to be hand-signed by Fred Ludekens in pen lower right but this print has not been inspected out of frame to confirm that detail. All other known examples of this print do not have this signature, either hand-signed or facsimile, lower right. Appears to be in good condition with some small stains but has not been inspected out of frame. Crack in glass of frame lower right corner. We ship most items in-house at the fairest possible prices.

        Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
      • Fred Ludekens, painting
        May. 19, 2018

        Fred Ludekens, painting

        Est: $600 - $800

        Fred Ludekens (American, 1900-1982), Wildcat, c. 1940s, gouache on board, signed lower left, framed under glass, 17.5"h x 12.5"w (sight), 24"h x 19.5"w (frame)

        Millea Bros Ltd
      • AMERICAN AIRLINES - LOS ANGELES ORIGINAL VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTER BY FRED LUDEKENS
        May. 10, 2018

        AMERICAN AIRLINES - LOS ANGELES ORIGINAL VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTER BY FRED LUDEKENS

        Est: $1,800 - $2,400

        This striking image of the iconic klieg lights shining over the sprawling metropolis invites travelers from around the globe into the world of Hollywood. The romance and intrigue of the city is brought to life through this image, filled with possibilities. American Airlines is a major airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was founded in 1926 as a union of more than eighty small airlines and is the world's largest airline. American Airlines is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world. Through this partnership they are able to coordinate fares and services with Airlines around the world. In 2001, they acquired the well-known Transatlantic Airlines. They still operate today out of ten major hubs in the United States. Fred Ludekens (1900-1982) began his career as billboard painter before joining the Lord & Thomas advertising agency in 1931. Ludekens worked in a variety of media, and specialized in landscapes. He produced artwork and covers for all the major magazines of the time. He was a member of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School, an art correspondence course founded by Norman Rockwell and other members of the New York Society of Illustrators. 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
      • AMERICAN AIRLINES - LOS ANGELES ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER BY FRED LUDEKENS
        Jan. 25, 2018

        AMERICAN AIRLINES - LOS ANGELES ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER BY FRED LUDEKENS

        Est: $1,800 - $2,400

        This striking image of the iconic klieg lights shining over the sprawling metropolis invites travelers from around the globe into the world of Hollywood. The romance and intrigue of the city is brought to life through this image, filled with possibilities. American Airlines is a major airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was founded in 1926 as a union of more than eighty small airlines and is the world's largest airline. American Airlines is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world. Through this partnership they are able to coordinate fares and services with Airlines around the world. In 2001, they acquired the well-known Transatlantic Airlines. They still operate today out of ten major hubs in the United States. Fred Ludekens (1900-1982) began his career as billboard painter before joining the Lord & Thomas advertising agency in 1931. Ludekens worked in a variety of media, and specialized in landscapes. He produced artwork and covers for all the major magazines of the time. He was a member of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School, an art correspondence course founded by Norman Rockwell and other members of the New York Society of Illustrators. 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
      • FRED LUDEKENS ADVERTISEMENT POSTER (California/New
        Feb. 21, 2017

        FRED LUDEKENS ADVERTISEMENT POSTER (California/New

        Est: $250 - $350

        FRED LUDEKENS ADVERTISEMENT POSTER (California/New York, 1900-1982) "Los Angeles, American Airlines." Signed in the matrix lower right. Paper measures 40" x 30". In a thin metal frame.

        O'Gallerie
      • HE'S A FIGHTING FOOL ORIGINAL VINTAGE WWII POSTER LUDEKENS
        Nov. 11, 2016

        HE'S A FIGHTING FOOL ORIGINAL VINTAGE WWII POSTER LUDEKENS

        Est: $600 - $1,000

        An artillery man raises his heavy gunner and aims for his next areal target in this circa 1942 WWII poster by Fred Ludekens. The phrase "He?s A Fighting Fool" was used on many posters that urged morale in the production force on the home-front. The idea of the "Fighting Fool" refers to a solider so completely focused that he will fight with whatever tools you give him. This poster fall under the larger series of "More Production," that included the phrase in a large text block at the bottom or top of the poster. Fred Ludekens (1900-1982) began his career as billboard painter before joining the Lord & Thomas advertising agency in 1931. Ludekens worked in a variety of media,and specialized in landscapes. He produced artwork and covers for all the major magazines of the time. He was a member of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School,an art correspondence course founded by Norman Rockwell and other members of the New York Society of Illustrators. 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
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). THE SALAD BOWL / SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 1930. 23x16 inches, 58x40 cm.
        Oct. 27, 2016

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). THE SALAD BOWL / SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 1930. 23x16 inches, 58x40 cm.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) THE SALAD BOWL / SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 1930. 23x16 inches, 58 1/2x40 1/2 cm. Condition B+: pencil marks and scuffing in margins; creases in corners. Paper. In addition to changing the way Americans travelled, the railways also affected the way America ate. It was the Southern Pacific Railroad that originated the "salad bowl" in the late 1920s, a help yourself, all you could eat scenario, in their dining cars. The railroad promoted this feature ubiquitously in magazine advertisements, on matchbooks and even on extraneous cards (substitute jokers) in decks of Southern Pacific playing cards, but this is the only poster to boast of this historic culinary innovation. Train buffs will also appreciate the detail of the colorful hues of the table cloth, a feature on Southern Pacific trains such as the Sunset Limited. Ludekens was a prominent California illustrator who was the art director at Lord and Thomas, the firm which handled Southern Pacific's advertising. He designed a number of posters for the railroad.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT. Circa 1937. 19x41 inches, 50x105 cm.
        May. 10, 2016

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT. Circa 1937. 19x41 inches, 50x105 cm.

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT. Circa 1937. 19 3/4x41 1/4 inches, 50 1/4x105 cm. Condition B+: tears at edges; creases in margins and image; pin holes in corners. Paper. In the 1930s, "streamlined trains were among the most striking, visible and accessible examples of Modernism" in America (Zega p. 104). "The streamliner was perfectly suited to the poster medium; its smooth airflow profile offered the prospect of a respite from America's stylistic preoccupation with realism" (ibid). The GS-2 locomotive (pictured here) was put into service in 1937, it was the first of its kind to bear the iconic red and orange color scheme.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • ADVERTISING POSTER - Original 1950 American Airlines Broadside Poster for Arizona by Fred Ludekens (NY, 1900-1982), 30" x 40", unfolded, minor edge runkling, staple holes, confined to the border, could mat out. Curren...
        Mar. 01, 2016

        ADVERTISING POSTER - Original 1950 American Airlines Broadside Poster for Arizona by Fred Ludekens (NY, 1900-1982), 30" x 40", unfolded, minor edge runkling, staple holes, confined to the border, could mat out. Curren...

        Est: $600 - $800

        ADVERTISING POSTER - Original 1950 American Airlines Broadside Poster for Arizona by Fred Ludekens (NY, 1900-1982), 30" x 40", unfolded, minor edge runkling, staple holes, confined to the border, could mat out. Currently under acetate over corrugated board, would ship rolled.

        Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
      • RARE 1920s SP Aristocrat Overland Rail Travel Poster MAURICE LOGAN
        Nov. 07, 2015

        RARE 1920s SP Aristocrat Overland Rail Travel Poster MAURICE LOGAN

        Est: $900 - $1,600

        Logan, Maurice 1886 - 1973. Southern Pacific - Aristocrat - Overland Limited. Letterpress Print ca. 1928. Size: 23.2 x 15.7 in. (59 x 40 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A) on linen, corner needle holes, minimal staining in the margins, no artist signature, attributed to Maurice Logan.

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • LUDEKENS SATURDAY EVENING POST ILLUSTRATION '61
        Feb. 22, 2015

        LUDEKENS SATURDAY EVENING POST ILLUSTRATION '61

        Est: $400 - $600

        LUDEKENS, Fred, (American, 1900-1982): Illustration for Saturday Evening Post 1961, "A Town Named Hate", by John Prebble, Pen/Ink, sight size 12" x 24 1/2", signed lower right, old SEP label verso, framed, 21" x 33".

        Burchard Galleries Inc
      • Fred Ludekens, American (1900-1982) Gouache on Paper "Shoot Out in Santa Inez" Illustration For Saturday Evening Post. Inscribed For John Holgreen, Fred Ludekens, Lower Left. Signed and Titled on Mat "Shoot Out In Santa Inez By Fred Ludekens" Good
        Dec. 10, 2014

        Fred Ludekens, American (1900-1982) Gouache on Paper "Shoot Out in Santa Inez" Illustration For Saturday Evening Post. Inscribed For John Holgreen, Fred Ludekens, Lower Left. Signed and Titled on Mat "Shoot Out In Santa Inez By Fred Ludekens" Good

        Est: $400 - $600

        Fred Ludekens, American (1900-1982) Gouache on Paper "Shoot Out in Santa Inez" Illustration For Saturday Evening Post. Inscribed For John Holgreen, Fred Ludekens, Lower Left. Signed and Titled on Mat "Shoot Out In Santa Inez By Fred Ludekens" Good Condition. Framed Under Glass. Measures 16 Inches by 19-1/4 Inches (sight) Frame Measures 26-3/4 by 31-1/2 Inches. Shipping $185.00

        Kodner Galleries
      • Original 1964 New York World's Fair AA Airline Poster
        Oct. 25, 2014

        Original 1964 New York World's Fair AA Airline Poster

        Est: $360 - $600

        Ludekens, Fred 1900 - 1982. New York World´s Fair. Offset 1964. Size: 40.1 x 29.9 in. (102 x 76 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-) minor creases.

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). SHASTA DAYLIGHT / SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 1952. 23x16 inches, 58x40 cm.
        Aug. 06, 2014

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). SHASTA DAYLIGHT / SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 1952. 23x16 inches, 58x40 cm.

        Est: $500 - $750

        FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) SHASTA DAYLIGHT / SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 1952. 23x16 inches, 58 1/2x40 1/2 cm. Condition B+: repaired tear through top edge into image; creases and abrasions in margins and image. Paper.

        Swann Auction Galleries
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