Regarded as an iconic fantasy illustrator, J. Allen St. John left an enduring mark on fictional and heroic illustration. With his classical, dynamic compositions and elegant figures, his paintings are noted for their sense of whimsy and adventure. One of St. John’s paintings from 1922 depicts a gruesome battle; the piece would go on to be featured on the dust jacket of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Chessmen of Mars. This painting and many others will be presented in the upcoming Illustration Art Signature Auction offered by Heritage Auctions.
Available paintings from Frank R. Paul and Virgil Finlay recall each artist’s distinct style. An imaginative illustration titled The Ark of the Covenant by Frank R. Paul also served as a book cover before crossing the auction block in this sale. Highlights also include paintings by Frank Frazetta, Gil Elvgren and Arthur Saron Sarnoff. Explore the full catalog and register to bid online on Heritage Auctions.
# of Lots:493
Price Range:$200 - $400,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Frank Frazetta (American, 1928-2010)|| Estimate: |
|James Allen St. John (American, 1872-1957)|| Estimate: |
|Gil Elvgren (American, 1914-1980)|| Estimate: |
|Frank R. Paul (American, 1884-1963)|| Estimate: |
|Virgil Finlay (American, 1914-1971)|| Estimate: |