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Peterson, Perry

Price: $900.00

Description: Woman on park bench.

Comment: The quick fact about Peterson that seems to be the most-widely remembered is that he died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire at his studio. As with a handful of illustrators, that fact really tends to overshadow how accomplished and popular his work was. In reading an online bio provided by Peterson's daughter I was reminded that he is credited for the creation of the first Land o' Lakes butter girl. She has since, along with other such icons as Aunt Jemima and Betty Crocker, been updated. I guess all of that has little to do with the actual illustration offered here except to say that he sure had a way to make things stick in your head... about as intangible as anything I discuss on this page.



Artist Perry Peterson (1908-1958)
Condition Good, not framed.
Medium watercolor
Publication Information According to note on back, for a “Mrs. Willard” story apparently appearing in The Saturday Evening Post, ca. 1955.
Signature signed lower right.
Size 15 x 10.5”
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