1945 Cover Fortune January Hans Moller Pointing Trowel WWII Rebuilding FTC1


Please note that this is a cover only.

This is an original color cover from Fortune magazine, January 1945 with an abstract illustration by Hans Moller representing the rebuilding of the post-World War II world.

Hans Moller

Hans Moller (1905-2000) was a native of Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany, where he received his art education at the Berlin Academy of Fine, Applied Arts, prior to relocating to the United States. He is most recognized for his abstract, expressionism and modernism styles, as well as animal, floral, religion, seascapes, still life, genre and figure subjects. His works have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Washington, D. C. and the National Academy of Design.


This 66+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some very light wear along the margin edges which is typical of an original cover.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 13 inches; 26 x 33 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 Moller, Hans. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: bricklayer's trowel

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