96 George Phippen - Horse Play

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2020 Jun 13 @ 11:00UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD
Horse Play
Artist: Phippen, George
Date of Birth: 1915-1966
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 20 inches
Signed: Signed lower left
Verso: Titled versoFrame/Base: 22 x 26 inches
Write Up: With little training in art at all, apart from three months with Henry Balink in Santa Fe, after World War II, George Phippen still somehow secured a contract to illustrate catalogues for Brown and Bigelow. Soon, Phippen was making a living making art of the American West. Phippen, the first President of the Cowboy Artists of America, once said, “The art game, which includes illustrating, fine art, and cartooning, is considered about the toughest business there is… but no job holds the freedom the arts do once you make the grade.”