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This is an original 1950 color print of a political cartoon by Zdizislaw Czermanski (1896-1970), entitled, "Coexistence", that humorously portrays Uncle Sam, (representing America), squashed up against Joseph Stalin, (representing the USSR), in the classic struggle of East vs. West.
This 63+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Moderate aging in margins. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
This piece was illustrated by Czermanski, Zdzislaw. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Zdzislaw Czermanski was born in Krakow, Poland, and traveled to both France and Brazil before living in the United States. He is known for his caricatures and satirical pieces. Czermanski worked with a combination of watercolor, tempera, graphite, and colored pencil. Czermanski was well received in the United States and was often published in Fortune Magazine.
Keywords specific to this image: Government, Patriotic, Communism, Soviet Union, Russia, USA