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b. 1891 - d. 1943

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            • Rare Original 1940s American World War II Navy Poster
              Feb. 08, 2024

              Rare Original 1940s American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $400 - $500

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943 Let's hit 'em with everything we've got - The navy Offset 1942 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (B) was folded, tape and surface losses at the edges and in the corners, small loss in the bottom left corner, tiny tears and minor wear at the folds#USA #World War II #Navy

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster
              Feb. 08, 2024

              Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $350 - $450

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943 Fight - Let's Go - Join the Navy Offset 1941 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (B-) was folded, corner losses, tape and tape staining. small tears and wear at the edges and folds#USA #World War II #Navy

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Original Vintage WWII Navy Poster Dish It Out in the Navy by McClelland Barclay
              Feb. 06, 2024

              Original Vintage WWII Navy Poster Dish It Out in the Navy by McClelland Barclay

              Est: $600 - $1,000

              This image encourages young men of conscription age to "choose now while you can" sign up for the Navy before the draft was enacted. Here we see brave seamen loading a canon for an attack. WWII was the first time American men were required to register for a draft during peacetime, 15 months before the country was officially at war. McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a popular magazine cover artist during the 1920's and 1930's. He is known for his pin up model, the "Fisher Body Girl", based on his young wife. His clients outside the publishing industry also included many of the top brands, such as Texaco, Camel, and General Motors. Due to his popularity in pinup illustration, he earned a position as judge for the 1936 Miss America Pageant. Barclay created many recruitment posters for the Navy, which he had also done during WWI. He also designed camouflage for uniforms, ships, and airplanes, but is most known for his recruitment posters. When America entered the war in 1940, Barclay signed up for active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy at age 49. He continued his poster design work from the battlefield, traveling to different areas of combat to photograph and sketch from real life conflicts. He died while aboard the U.S.S. LST-342, which was torpedoed in 1943 in the Solomon Islands. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in very good condition. Please note - the trimming of the linen is uneven on the top and bottom of this poster, not affecting the image. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

              The Ross Art Group, Inc
            • WWII NAVY RECRUITMENT POSTER BY MCCLELLAND BARCLAY
              Oct. 18, 2023

              WWII NAVY RECRUITMENT POSTER BY MCCLELLAND BARCLAY

              Est: $200 - $300

              Original WWII American U.S. Navy recruitment poster 'Arise Americans - Your country and your people are in grave danger...Protect them now by joining the United States Navy or the Naval Reserve.' Artwork by McClelland Barclay, USNR, 1941. Published by NRB-29612-6-18-41-15M. Light dampness stain across the top. 27.5 x 41 inches.

              Fairhill Auction LLC
            • Original Vintage WWII Navy Poster Dish It Out in the Navy by McClelland Barclay
              Oct. 17, 2023

              Original Vintage WWII Navy Poster Dish It Out in the Navy by McClelland Barclay

              Est: $700 - $1,200

              This image encourages young men of conscription age to "choose now while you can" sign up for the Navy before the draft was enacted. Here we see brave seamen loading a canon for an attack. WWII was the first time American men were required to register for a draft during peacetime, 15 months before the country was officially at war. McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a popular magazine cover artist during the 1920's and 1930's. He is known for his pin up model, the "Fisher Body Girl", based on his young wife. His clients outside the publishing industry also included many of the top brands, such as Texaco, Camel, and General Motors. Due to his popularity in pinup illustration, he earned a position as judge for the 1936 Miss America Pageant. Barclay created many recruitment posters for the Navy, which he had also done during WWI. He also designed camouflage for uniforms, ships, and airplanes, but is most known for his recruitment posters. When America entered the war in 1940, Barclay signed up for active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy at age 49. He continued his poster design work from the battlefield, traveling to different areas of combat to photograph and sketch from real life conflicts. He died while aboard the U.S.S. LST-342, which was torpedoed in 1943 in the Solomon Islands. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in very good condition. Please note - the trimming of the linen is uneven on the top and bottom of this poster, not affecting the image. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

              The Ross Art Group, Inc
            • McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting
              Jun. 11, 2023

              McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting

              Est: $4,250 - $5,500

              ARTIST: McClelland Barclay (Missouri, New York, California, 1891 - 1943) NAME: Lydia and Sophie MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One puncture 1/2" long by the right edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 28 inches / 76 x 71 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 30 inches / 81 x 76 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: Illustration for Cosmopolitan Magazine. According to previous owner, the sitter was her mother, Ms. Katharine Roberts. She was a friend of the artist who later introduced her to Eugene Vidal. They married on Dec. 15, 1939. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal (April 13, 1895 A– February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal from a previous marriage. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. PROVENANCE: Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, Date 2013-10-28, Lot 287 CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119452 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was "talented and seen all around the town". Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to "make it on his own". After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Autobody image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A & P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others.In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a "businessman with a brush," as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer.McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of the all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud.Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • McClelland Barclay sculpture
              Jun. 02, 2023

              McClelland Barclay sculpture

              Est: $60 - $120

              McClelland Barclay (American 1891-1943) Terrier Dog bronze sculpture, signed and stamped 'Gorham Co. on bottom. 1 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4''

              Rachel Davis Fine Arts
            • US NAVY RECRUITMENT POSTER BY MCCLELLAND BARCLAY
              Apr. 26, 2023

              US NAVY RECRUITMENT POSTER BY MCCLELLAND BARCLAY

              Est: $300 - $400

              WWII America U.S. Navy recruitment poster 'Arise Americans - Your country and your people are in grave danger...Protect them now by joining the United States Navy or the Naval Reserve.' Artwork by McClelland Barclay USNR, 1941. Published by NRB-29612-6-18-41-15M. Light dampness stain across the top. 27.5 x 41 inches.

              Fairhill Auction LLC
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (AMERICAN, 1891-1943).
              Apr. 16, 2023

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (AMERICAN, 1891-1943).

              Est: $6,000 - $9,000

              American Man Carrying Tanks. Oil on board, with collage. Signed at lower right "McClelland Barclay- USNR". From a Larchmont, NY estate.

              Clarke Auction Gallery
            • McClelland Barclay American Pair Bronzed Bookends
              Mar. 25, 2023

              McClelland Barclay American Pair Bronzed Bookends

              Est: $40 - $15,000

              McClelland Barclay (1891-1942) American Bronzed Pair of Bookends, Seated Male Figures / Blacksmiths. Signed on side of figures. Measuring 5.5 inches H x 3.5 x 3.5.

              Kavanagh Auctions
            • BARCLAY, McClelland (1891-1943). Fight Let’s Go! Join the N...
              Mar. 16, 2023

              BARCLAY, McClelland (1891-1943). Fight Let’s Go! Join the N...

              Est: $200 - $400

              BARCLAY, McClelland (1891-1943). Fight Let’s Go! Join the Navy. 1941. Handsome recruitment poster by a noted American illustrator. 42 x 28”. Original folds, some edgewear, internal and marginal creasing, a few marginal tears. Unbacked. With the inkstamp of The World Aflame Private Collection of Jacques M. Lissovoy on the verso. B+/B.

              Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
            • McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943), Bronze Double-Sided Doctor's Trade Sign
              Mar. 04, 2023

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943), Bronze Double-Sided Doctor's Trade Sign

              Est: $300 - $500

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Double-Sided Doctor's Trade Sign patinated bronze marked "McClelland Barclay / John J. Bouvier, M.D." 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches (case) 21 x 21 inches (sign)

              Fontaine's Auction Gallery
            • Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster
              Feb. 11, 2023

              Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $600 - $900

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943 Naval Aviation has a place for you Offset 1941 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (A-/B+) small edge tears, minimal creasing and staining at the edges, one tiny loss in lower left margin#USA #World War II #Navy #Planes

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting
              Dec. 18, 2022

              McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting

              Est: $5,000 - $6,500

              ARTIST: McClelland Barclay (Missouri, New York, California, 1891 - 1943) NAME: Lydia and Sophie MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One puncture 1/2" long by the right edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 28 inches / 76 x 71 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 30 inches / 81 x 76 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: Illustration for Cosmopolitan Magazine. According to previous owner, the sitter was her mother, Ms. Katharine Roberts. She was a friend of the artist who later introduced her to Eugene Vidal. They married on Dec. 15, 1939. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal (April 13, 1895 A– February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal from a previous marriage. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. PROVENANCE: Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, Date 2013-10-28, Lot 287 CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119452 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was "talented and seen all around the town". Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to "make it on his own". After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Autobody image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A & P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others.In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a "businessman with a brush," as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer.McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of the all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud.Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • McClelland Barclay 1930's Bronze-Finish Pen Holder
              Dec. 11, 2022

              McClelland Barclay 1930's Bronze-Finish Pen Holder

              Est: $200 - $300

              McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) Arts Products Corp. Bronze-Finished white metal "Young Satyr" Pen Holder circa 1930, signed with (c) to back in loose casting. Height 6 3/4 inches (17 cm.). NOTE: McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was US Navy Officer, a top Magazine and Advertising Illustrator, and Hollywood Movie Poster Artist, his side business casting costume jewelry and making inexpensive Art Deco sculptural Desk Accessories for homes and offices made him little money.

              Eddie's Auction
            • SAVE YOUR CANS PASS THE AMMO WWII POSTER
              Oct. 22, 2022

              SAVE YOUR CANS PASS THE AMMO WWII POSTER

              Est: $140 - $240

              American WWII poster, 'Save Your Cans - Help pass the Ammunition - Prepare Your Tin Cans for War', artwork by McClelland Barclay, USNR (1891-1943), War Production Board, Salvage Division, 33 x 24.5 inches. Various horizontal folds, 3-inch tear on left edge, 2-inch split on right edge, minor loss on left edge.

              Fairhill Auction LLC
            • Original Vintage WWII Poster Ammo McClelland Barclay 1942
              Oct. 18, 2022

              Original Vintage WWII Poster Ammo McClelland Barclay 1942

              Est: $800 - $1,400

              This WWII poster by McClelland Barclay is innovative in its use of perspective. Notice how the average American hands the solider his ammo from our angle as though they are us! This poster was likely a proof, with text to be added later. McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a popular magazine cover artist during the 1920's and 1930's. He is known for his pin up model, the "Fisher Body Girl", based on his young wife. His clients outside the publishing industry also included many of the top brands, such as Texaco, Camel, and General Motors. Due to his popularity in pinup illustration, he earned a position as judge for the 1936 Miss America Pageant. Barclay created many recruitment posters for the Navy, which he had also done during WWI. He also designed camouflage for uniforms, ships, and airplanes, but is most known for his recruitment posters. When America entered the war in 1940, Barclay signed up for active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy at age 49. He continued his poster design work from the battlefield, traveling to different areas of combat to photograph and sketch from real life conflicts. He died while aboard the U.S.S. LST-342, which was torpedoed in 1943 in the Solomon Islands. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. 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 WWII Poster Pilot McClelland Barclay 1942
              Oct. 18, 2022

              Original Vintage WWII Poster Pilot McClelland Barclay 1942

              Est: $800 - $1,400

              This WWII poster by McClelland Barclay is innovative in its use of perspective. Notice how the average American hands the pilot his measuring device from our angle as though they are us! This poster was likely a proof, with text to be added later. McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a popular magazine cover artist during the 1920's and 1930's. He is known for his pin up model, the "Fisher Body Girl", based on his young wife. His clients outside the publishing industry also included many of the top brands, such as Texaco, Camel, and General Motors. Due to his popularity in pinup illustration, he earned a position as judge for the 1936 Miss America Pageant. Barclay created many recruitment posters for the Navy, which he had also done during WWI. He also designed camouflage for uniforms, ships, and airplanes, but is most known for his recruitment posters. When America entered the war in 1940, Barclay signed up for active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy at age 49. He continued his poster design work from the battlefield, traveling to different areas of combat to photograph and sketch from real life conflicts. He died while aboard the U.S.S. LST-342, which was torpedoed in 1943 in the Solomon Islands. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. 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 WWII Navy Poster Dish It Out in the Navy by McClelland Barclay
              Oct. 18, 2022

              Original Vintage WWII Navy Poster Dish It Out in the Navy by McClelland Barclay

              Est: $700 - $1,200

              This image encourages young men of conscription age to "choose now while you can" sign up for the Navy before the draft was enacted. Here we see brave seamen loading a canon for an attack. WWII was the first time American men were required to register for a draft during peacetime, 15 months before the country was officially at war. McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a popular magazine cover artist during the 1920's and 1930's. He is known for his pin up model, the "Fisher Body Girl", based on his young wife. His clients outside the publishing industry also included many of the top brands, such as Texaco, Camel, and General Motors. Due to his popularity in pinup illustration, he earned a position as judge for the 1936 Miss America Pageant. Barclay created many recruitment posters for the Navy, which he had also done during WWI. He also designed camouflage for uniforms, ships, and airplanes, but is most known for his recruitment posters. When America entered the war in 1940, Barclay signed up for active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy at age 49. He continued his poster design work from the battlefield, traveling to different areas of combat to photograph and sketch from real life conflicts. He died while aboard the U.S.S. LST-342, which was torpedoed in 1943 in the Solomon Islands. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in very good condition. Please note - the trimming of the linen is uneven on the top and bottom of this poster, not affecting the image. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

              The Ross Art Group, Inc
            • Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster
              Sep. 24, 2022

              Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $400 - $600

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943 Fight - Let's Go - Join the Navy Offset 1941 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (B-) was folded, corner losses, tape and tape staining. small tears and wear at the edges and folds#USA #World War II #Navy

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Original Vintage US World War II Navy Poster Barclay
              Sep. 24, 2022

              Original Vintage US World War II Navy Poster Barclay

              Est: $400 - $600

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943 Dish it out with the Navy Offset 1942 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (B/B+) was folded, small tears at the edges and folds, small losses and tape staining in the bottom corners and at the left and right center fold#USA #World War II #Navy

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Rare Original 1940s American World War II Navy Poster
              Sep. 24, 2022

              Rare Original 1940s American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $400 - $600

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943 Let's hit 'em with everything we've got - The navy Offset 1942 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (B) was folded, tape and surface losses at the edges and in the corners, small loss in the bottom left corner, tiny tears and minor wear at the folds#USA #World War II #Navy

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting
              Sep. 11, 2022

              McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting

              Est: $5,250 - $6,750

              ARTIST: McClelland Barclay (Missouri, New York, California, 1891 - 1943) NAME: Lydia and Sophie MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One puncture 1/2" long by the right edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 28 inches / 76 x 71 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 30 inches / 81 x 76 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: Illustration for Cosmopolitan Magazine. According to previous owner, the sitter was her mother, Ms. Katharine Roberts. She was a friend of the artist who later introduced her to Eugene Vidal. They married on Dec. 15, 1939. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal (April 13, 1895 A– February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal from a previous marriage. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. PROVENANCE: Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, Date 2013-10-28, Lot 287 CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119452 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was "talented and seen all around the town". Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to "make it on his own". After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Autobody image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A & P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others.In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a "businessman with a brush," as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer.McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of the all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud.Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (1891-1943). "SUB SPOTTED - LET 'EM HAVE IT!" Circa 1942. 41¾x28½ inches, 106x72½ cm.
              Aug. 04, 2022

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (1891-1943). "SUB SPOTTED - LET 'EM HAVE IT!" Circa 1942. 41¾x28½ inches, 106x72½ cm.

              Est: $500 - $750

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (1891-1943) "SUB SPOTTED - LET 'EM HAVE IT!" Circa 1942. 41 3/4x28 1/2 inches, 106x72 1/2 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins and along vertical and horizontal folds; creases and abrasions in image. Judd p. 52, Zeman p. 42, Pollack p. 45.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting
              Jun. 12, 2022

              McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting

              Est: $5,500 - $7,250

              ARTIST: McClelland Barclay (Missouri, New York, California, 1891 - 1943) NAME: Lydia and Sophie MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One puncture 1/2" long by the right edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 28 inches / 76 x 71 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 30 inches / 81 x 76 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: Illustration for Cosmopolitan Magazine. According to previous owner, the sitter was her mother, Ms. Katharine Roberts. She was a friend of the artist who later introduced her to Eugene Vidal. They married on Dec. 15, 1939. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal (April 13, 1895 A– February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal from a previous marriage. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. PROVENANCE: Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, Date 2013-10-28, Lot 287 CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119452 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was "talented and seen all around the town". Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to "make it on his own". After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Autobody image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A & P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others.In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a "businessman with a brush," as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer.McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of the all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud.Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting
              Dec. 12, 2021

              McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting

              Est: $6,000 - $7,500

              ARTIST: McClelland Barclay (Missouri, New York, California, 1891 - 1943) NAME: Lydia and Sophie MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One puncture 1/2" long by the right edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 28 inches / 76 x 71 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 30 inches / 81 x 76 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: Illustration for Cosmopolitan Magazine. According to previous owner, the sitter was her mother, Ms. Katharine Roberts. She was a friend of the artist who later introduced her to Eugene Vidal. They married on Dec. 15, 1939. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal (April 13, 1895 A– February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal from a previous marriage. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. PROVENANCE: Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, Date 2013-10-28, Lot 287 CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119452 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was "talented and seen all around the town". Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to "make it on his own". After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Autobody image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A & P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others.In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a "businessman with a brush," as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer.McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of the all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud.Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) "Nantucket" O/C
              Dec. 11, 2021

              McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) "Nantucket" O/C

              Est: $700 - $1,200

              Titled, 'Woods Hole, Nantucket Sound' coastal scene of sailboats on a windy day, oil on canvas over board. Titled, signed, and dated 1938 on reverse. McClelland Barclay was active/lived in Missouri, New York, California, and is known for painting, illustration, sculpture, and jewelry design. Overall size: 19 1/2 x 16 in. Sight size: 16 x 12 in.

              Sarasota Estate Auction
            • McClelland Barclay, WAVES/SPARS, c. 1943, Print
              Dec. 10, 2021

              McClelland Barclay, WAVES/SPARS, c. 1943, Print

              Est: $50 - $100

              McClelland Barclay, WAVES/SPARS, c. 1943, Print, image size: 9.5 x 8.5", frame: 19 x 19" Condition: Excellent; no condition notes for print Provenance: A Schertz, TX Estate We will happily provide seamless shipping services on this lot. Please email us at [email protected] or call 210-971-5750 for more information.

              Vogt Galleries Texas
            • Rare 1942 WW2 McClelland Barclay USNR Poster
              Oct. 07, 2021

              Rare 1942 WW2 McClelland Barclay USNR Poster

              Est: $100 - $200

              Vintage and Original, World War Two Poster by McClelland Barclay, 1942. Lithographed by Einson Freeman Co. Linen backed. Approx. 18" x 24". Overall fine condition with light surface creases.

              Weiss Auctions
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (AMERICAN, 1891-1943) OIL ON CANVAS
              Sep. 21, 2021

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (AMERICAN, 1891-1943) OIL ON CANVAS

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Estate of Eugene Vidal, father of author Gore Vidal. This painting has been consigned by grandson of Eugene Vidal. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal April 13, 1895 – February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. Barclay and the woman on the right were friends. The woman on the right Katherine Roberts, other woman unknown The painting is titled Sophie and Lydia this painting became a cover for Cosmopolitan. Barclay introduced Katherine to Eugene Vidal whom he later married. Vidal was the main promoter of Amelia Earhart. This is a fabulous painting by the Saturday Evening posts top illustrator. Measures 27 1/2 x 30" plus original frame. Signed lower left.

              Elite Auctioneers, LLC
            • lot information coming soon
              May. 18, 2021

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              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

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              Elite Auctioneers, LLC
            • BARCLAY, McClelland. Defend American Freedom / It’s Everybo...
              May. 15, 2021

              BARCLAY, McClelland. Defend American Freedom / It’s Everybo...

              Est: $200 - $300

              BARCLAY, McClelland. Defend American Freedom / It’s Everybody’s Job. National Association of Manufacturers, ca. 1942. World War II work incentive poster depicts Uncle Sam trading his stars and stripes top hat for a worker’s cap. Silhouettes of factories along bottom edge. 20 x 15 ¾”. Inpainted tears and pinholes. Linen backed. B+.

              Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
            • McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) for McClelland Barclay Art Co. desk articles, three: humidor with frog, matchbox cover with frog and...
              Apr. 21, 2021

              McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) for McClelland Barclay Art Co. desk articles, three: humidor with frog, matchbox cover with frog and...

              Est: $150 - $250

              McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) for McClelland Barclay Art Co. desk articles, three: humidor with frog, matchbox cover with frog and concealed matchbook holder with dachshund USA bronze-plated base metal etched signatures (matchbook holder, humidor) humidor: 2"dia x 4"h

              Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
            • McClelland Barclay (American/Missouri, 1891-1943)
              Feb. 07, 2021

              McClelland Barclay (American/Missouri, 1891-1943)

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              McClelland Barclay (American/Missouri, 1891-1943) , "Tennis Player", gouache on paper, signed upper right, 18 1/4 in. x 14 3/4 in., framed

              Neal Auction Company
            • McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Sheerest Chiffons or the Heaviest Silks
              Dec. 03, 2020

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Sheerest Chiffons or the Heaviest Silks

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Sheerest Chiffons or the Heaviest Silks--Holeproof Hosiery, Life Magazine, February 2, 1925 Oil on canvas 37 x 27-1/8 inches (94.0 x 68.9 cm) Signed lower right: McClelland Barclay PROVENANCE: Private collection, Great Falls, Virginia. HID01801242017

              Heritage Auctions
            • Original Vintage US World War II Poster Save the Cans
              Oct. 12, 2020

              Original Vintage US World War II Poster Save the Cans

              Est: $300 - $450

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943. Save your cans - Help pass the Ammunition. Offset ca. 1942. Printer: no information. Condition Details: (B+) was folded, small tears and minor creasing at the edges and folds, 4 in./10 cm tear at the top edge

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster
              Oct. 12, 2020

              Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $500 - $700

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943. Naval Aviation has a place for you. Offset 1941. Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-/B+) small edge tears, minimal creasing and staining at the edges, one tiny loss in lower left margin

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster
              Sep. 26, 2020

              Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $500 - $700

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943. Naval Aviation has a place for you. Offset 1941. Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-/B+) small edge tears, minimal creasing and staining at the edges, one tiny loss in lower left margin

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster
              Sep. 26, 2020

              Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $500 - $700

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943. Arise Americans - United States Navy. Offset 1941. Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-) minimal tears and minor creasing and staining in the margins

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster
              Jun. 26, 2020

              Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $700 - $1,000

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943. Fight - Let's Go - Join the Navy. Offset 1941. Size: 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (B+/A-) minor creasing and dirt at the bottom.

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Pr Scottie Dog Bookends by McClelland Barclay
              Jun. 15, 2020

              Pr Scottie Dog Bookends by McClelland Barclay

              Est: $50 - $100

              Pr Scottie Dog Bookends by McClelland Barclay circa 1932. This listing is for a pair of antique spelter gray metal bookends that are in the form of Scottie dogs. They were manufactured by McClelland Barclay circa 1932 with the mark on the rear. At the widest points the base measures 4.5 x 3.5-inches in size and the height is 6-inches. Each bookend weighs over 2 pounds. The are in very good used condition

              Applebrook Auctions
            • Barclay McClelland, Save your cans - Help pass the ammunition. 1940 ca.
              Oct. 01, 2019

              Barclay McClelland, Save your cans - Help pass the ammunition. 1940 ca.

              Est: €120 - €240

              Offset. mm 847x627. Firmato in basso verso sinistra.

              Gonnelli Casa d'Aste
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (1891-1943). NAVAL AVIATION HAS A PLACE FOR YOU. Circa 1942. 41x27 inches, 104x43 cm.
              Aug. 07, 2019

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (1891-1943). NAVAL AVIATION HAS A PLACE FOR YOU. Circa 1942. 41x27 inches, 104x43 cm.

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (1891-1943) NAVAL AVIATION HAS A PLACE FOR YOU. Circa 1942. 41x27 inches, 104x43 1/4 cm. Condition B-: repaired tears, creases and extensive overpainting in margins and text box; repaired tear from bottom edge through central image; extensive creases in image and text. Pollack 32.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • McClelland Barclay, (1891-1943 American), "Faust", Oil on canvas, 40" H x 30" W
              Jun. 23, 2019

              McClelland Barclay, (1891-1943 American), "Faust", Oil on canvas, 40" H x 30" W

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              McClelland Barclay (1891-1943 American) "Faust" Oil on canvas Signed lower right: McClelland Barclay, titled by repute 40" H x 30" W

              John Moran Auctioneers
            • McClelland Barclay WAR SHIP iN THE PACIFIC Illustration Painting 1940s
              Oct. 15, 2018

              McClelland Barclay WAR SHIP iN THE PACIFIC Illustration Painting 1940s

              Est: $400 - $600

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943). Original gouache illustration painting signed by the artist, McClelland Barclay. Depicts WWII American warship cruising near a body of land in the Pacific. Signed lower right by McClelland Barclay. Dimensions: Illustration board: 22 inches x 16 inches. Condition: good original estate condition, age appropriate. Provenance: private estate. McClelland Barclay illustration art has been published in the Saturday Evening Post, multiple magazines, movie posters and cover art, including World War II War Posters such as the Navy Recruitment posters: LET'EM HAVE IT. MAN THE GUNS. Join the NAVY. DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP. ARISE AMERICANS.

              Kensington Estate Auctions
            • SCARCE Original 1943 WWII "Enlist in the Waves or Spars" Poster by McClelland Barclay
              Oct. 12, 2018

              SCARCE Original 1943 WWII "Enlist in the Waves or Spars" Poster by McClelland Barclay

              Est: -

              Original poster on card stock. U.S. Navy and U.S Coast Guard Women's recruitment poster. Please ask specific questions on details, condition, and shipping prior to bidding, ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS, and bidder will be responsible for payment. We box and ship what we can to keep costs low, and use USPS and UPS. Large items, extremely fragile, and high value items will be packed by UPS. Quotes available on request.

              One Source Auctions
            • Cast Metal Sculpture, Style Of McClelland Barclay
              Aug. 29, 2018

              Cast Metal Sculpture, Style Of McClelland Barclay

              Est: $50 - $150

              McClelland Barclay style cast metal vase. Features the form of a nude beauty kneeling on the back of a tortoise and holding a cone vessel. Coated in silver paint with a break to the hand. Marked McClelland Barclay 1931. Cast in unidentified metal. Measures 9" x 8" x 5". Fair overall condition with chips to pint and break and repair to hand. Hill Auction Gallery in house continental USA shipping $45 plus insurance.

              Hill Auction Gallery
            • McCLELLAND BARCLAY (1892-1943) - The Nightclub Singer
              May. 23, 2018

              McCLELLAND BARCLAY (1892-1943) - The Nightclub Singer

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              McCLELLAND BARCLAY (1892-1943) The Nightclub Singer signed ‘McClelland Barclay’ (upper right) oil on canvas 28 x 40in

              Bonhams
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