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SARG, Tony

Original Art: Weeping Dachshunds

Original art. Watercolor. Approximately 16" x 15.5". Framed and glazed. Signed lower right: "Tony Sarg 20." Very slightly faded, but still a near fine, interesting and amusing watercolor of a pair of weeping wiener dogs. Sarg, born in Guatemala, and trained in Germany, married an American and moved to England. With the advent of World War One he moved to New York where he did illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post. He was probably best known as a children's book illustrator who specialized in quirky animal figures, but he was also responsible for reviving the popularity of the marionette theater in America. For a period in the 1930s, until his death in 1942, he designed the animated Christmas displays in the windows of Macy's, and designed the first hot-air balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. A pleasing little painting.

[BTC #81208]

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