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Ellison Hoover

Price: $2400.00

Ellison Hoover (AM 1888-1955) – Wasn’t Science Wonderful? – Lithograph, ca. 1940, ed. 40, 9 ¼ x 12 3/4, signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very rare piece in excellent condition, a must have for a collector.

A syndicated cartoonist for the "New York Herald Tribune" and creator of "Mr. and Mrs. cartoons for national magazines, Ellison Hoover was also a lithographer whose subjects included scenes of New York City.
He was born in Cleveland and studied at the Cleveland School of Art and the Art Students League with George Brandt Bridgman (1864-1943), from whom he studied anatomy including the drawing of faces. (Bridgman wrote a popular instruction book he titled "Bridgman's Book of Hundred Hands, Features and Faces". Hoover was also a painter of landscape scenes and was a member of the Washington DC Water Color Club. Exhibition venues included the Grand Central Galleries, Library of Congress, National Academy of Design and Mint Museum.