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1953 Lithograph Rainey Bennett Circus Art Collins Miller Hutchings AEFA1

1953 Lithograph Rainey Bennett Circus Art Collins Miller Hutchings AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph by American artist Rainey Bennett, which uses the amusing antics of a traveling circus to promote the photoengraving plant of Collins Miller & Hutchings, located in Chicago.


This 58+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 12 inches; 22 x 30 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 is a limited edition original lithograph, #1498 out of 2,000. Only the portfolio was numbered, not the individual lithograph's within it. 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. The artists used either litho crayon, ink, or tusche when creating their art works on the plates.

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original lithographs by some of the premier 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 limited edition, and included just 2,000. These lithographs are perhaps the most unique, rare, important advertising collectibles that exist for businesses and corporations.

This piece was illustrated by Bennett, Rainey. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Rainey Bennett

Rainey Bennett (1907-1998) was an American artist hailing from Marion, Indiana, prior to relocating to Chicago, where he received his formal art education at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bennett also studied at the Art Students League of New York. He was most recognized for his paintings, childrenÕs literature illustrations, fresco murals and mosaics, as well as his modernism style. BennettÕs works primarily centered on genre, gardens and landscapes. His art has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the International Carnegie Institute, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and more. He was affiliated with the American Water Color Society, the Chicago Society of Artists and the Society of Independent Artists. Later, Bennett was a member of the WPA Federal Arts Project.

Keywords specific to this image: Photoengraving, Strong Men, Strong Man, Acrobats, Acrobatics, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, AEA, Artists Equity Association, Live Entertainment, Performers, Performance, ROoster, Rose, Flower, Cowboy

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