Wesley De Lappe (1887-1952)
We're delighted to offer you an exceptional, original Illustration
done in a heavy opaque gouache / watercolor
by the talented commercial illustrator, Wesley De Lappe d.1940.
The Standard Oil magazine cover comes with the painting
De Lappe was born in Maxwell, CA on June 3, 1887.
Wesley De Lappe worked in San Francisco under contract to McCann-Erickson Advertising Agency and as a freelance artist for about fifty years!
In his leisure he painted, etched, and did hundreds of caricatures of political figures and for his advertising friends.
This fresh faced smiling young man, a Gas Station Jockey for Standard Oil, is emblematic of the bygone heyday for American Print Advertising in the 20thc.
Exh: SF Newspaper Artists, 1908.
De Lappe died in San Francisco on April 18, 1952.
cc: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Interview with the artist or his/her family.
The Original: Gouache/W.C
Condition: Very Good
Site: 13.3" x 18"
Framed: 7 x 20.25
The Magazine Print: 9.5" x 6.5" Loc. S
Framed: 14.3/4" x 11 .50" Listed with ExportYourStore.com