Stevan Dohanos
Property from a Distinguished New York Collection
Stevan Dohanos

Lighthouse Keeper, Brant Point

Details
Stevan Dohanos
Lighthouse Keeper, Brant Point
signed 'Stevan Dohanos' (lower left)
mixed media on paperboard laid down on masonite
35 5/8 x 27 7/8 in. (90.5 x 70.8 cm.)
Executed in 1954.
Provenance
Illustration House, New York, 1 November 1997, lot 143.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Literature
The Saturday Evening Post, June 26, 1954, p. 3, cover illustration.
J. Cohn, Covers of the Saturday Evening Post, New York, 1995, p. 241, illustrated.

Lot Essay

The present work was published as the cover illustration of the June 26th, 1954 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

The Post editors wrote of this cover, "Here a Coast Guard man is adding to his duties the task of guarding coastal waters against getting too crowded with fish.” (The Saturday Evening Post, June 26, 1954, p. 3) Later responding to a letter from a curious reader about the location, the editors further explained, "Artist Dohanos had to travel around to assemble his picture. The lighthouse is at Brant Point, Nantucket; the house in the foreground came out of Dohanos' imagination. The man cleaning the fish is the keeper of the lighthouse at West Chop, Martha's Vineyard." (The Saturday Evening Post, October 30, 1954)
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