1923 Print Don Donald Robert Perry Marquis Caricature Portrait Poet Gene XDI9

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This is an original 1923 monochrome relief line-block print of a caricature portrait of Don Marquis (Donald Robert Perry Marquis), American writer and poet from Walnut, Illinois.

CONDITION

This 88+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8 inches; 15 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Markey, Eugene (Gene) Willford.

Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey (1895-1980)

Gene Markey was not only a skilled author and screenwriter, he was also a naval officer who dabbled in producing movies. His sketches were what first got him into the artistic scene, attending the Art Institute of Chicago until 1920. Nine years later saw him in Hollywood, were he became a screenwriter and had the chance to work with a myriad of Hollywood's rising and risen stars. He was a charming conversationalist, enjoyed the company of four wives in succession, and thoroughly enjoyed all of his pets and thoroughbred horses.

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