This is not a lithograph "after" the artist. This lithograph was created by the original artist on the lithograph plate, and is, therefore, a true original lithograph.
Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original lithographs by some of the premier graphic artists of the 1950's. These lithographs were produced for an annual art event in the 1950's for local businesses and major corporations largely based in New York. Historically important for corporate archivists, these are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. The original lithographs were produced in only one edition, and included just 2,000. These lithographs are perhaps the most unique, rare, important advertising collectibles that exist for businesses and corporations.
This 60+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging in margins. No creases. Tightly cropped - left margin. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
This piece was illustrated by Cikovsky, Nicolai. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Nicolai Cikovsky (1894-1984) was born in Russia, and studied at the Vilna Art School, the Penza Royal Art School, and at the Moscow High Tech Art Institute during a time of economic, political, and social upheaval. Cikovsky immigrated to the United States after the Russian Revolution and started his artistic career in New York City. Cikovsky taught at an extensive number of schools, including the Ekaterinenburg Higher Tech Art Institute of Russia, the St. Paul School of Art, the Cincinnati Art Academy, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Students League of New York, the College of Notre Dame in Maryland, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C.
Keywords specific to this image: Coats, Clothes, Couture Vintage Fashion, Charcoal Sketch Drawing Illustration