Photograph of Will Henry by Arthur W. Knight

Petaluma CA: Arthur Knight, (No date – circa 1956).

Price: $2,500.00

Unbound. Large black and white vintage photograph of the author Will Henry, standing with hat in hand, by poet and beat-era anthologist Arthur W. Knight. Image size approximately 13.5" x 16.5", mounted on artist board. Photographer's stamp "Arthur Knight – Petaluma" on the rear. Fine. Exhibition stamp on the back of the board from when the photo was exhibited in 1956 at the Redwood Empire Camera Club in Santa Rosa, California. Inscribed by Will Henry to Arthur Knight on the artist board below the image: "Thanks, Art – If only the man measured up to the image! Will Henry – Clay Fisher." Henry apparently liked the photograph, as it appears (with Knight credited) on many of the dustjackets of his books from this date on. Knight took up photography as a teenager and had some success with literary subjects: his photos appear on more than 200 dustjackets. He later became involved in the beat and counterculture scene and with his wife Kit Knight edited and published numerous works. Henry (whose real name was Henry Allen) wrote many novels, mostly successful westerns, and his stories and books were made into over sixty films. A large and attractive vintage print of the image probably most associated with the author, inscribed to the photographer.

Item #85160

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Item #85160 Photograph of Will Henry by Arthur W. Knight. Arthur W. KNIGHT, Clay Fisher aka Will Henry.