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Lester Thomas Beall

United States (1903 -  1969 ) Wikipedia® : Lester Thomas Beall
BEALL Lester Thomas United States Lines , Europe

Swann Galleries
Nov 19, 2015
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Lester Thomas Beall -  Europe / United States Lines

Lester Thomas Beall - Europe / United States Lines

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Lot number: 577
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LESTER BEALL (1903-1969)
EUROPE / UNITED STATES LINES. Circa 1952.

30 1/2x22 inches, 77 1/2x56 cm.
Condition B+: repaired tears and restoration at edges.

In the 1930s, after a traditional education in Chicago, Lester Beall became interested in avant-garde typography and the design elements of the Bauhaus. He moved to New York in 1935, where he began a successful career as an art director. He created world-acclaimed logos and corporate identities for such companies as American International Paper, Merrill Lynch, Caterpillar, Martin Marietta and the New York Hilton. His goal was always to get his clients out of what he called "the vast anonymity." He strove to achieve this goal with graphics as simple, efficient and readable as possible, as exemplified here with the S.S. United States in the middle of a patriotically-colored arrow pointing toward the word "Europe." Beall p. 73.
Lester Thomas Beall - United States Lines , Europe

Lester Thomas Beall - United States Lines , Europe

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Lot number: 120
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LESTER BEALL (1903-1969)
UNITED STATES LINES / EUROPE. Circa 1952.
29 3/4x22 inches, 75 1/2x56 cm.
Condition B+: abrasions in lower left image; creases and minor repaired tears at edges; light foxing in bottom margin; tape on verso. Paper.
In the 1930s, after a traditional education in Chicago, Lester Beall became interested in avant-garde typography and the design elements of the Bauhaus. He moved to New York in 1935, where he began a successful career as an art director. He created world-acclaimed logos and corporate identities for such companies as American International Paper, Merrill Lynch, Caterpillar, Martin Marietta and the New York Hilton. His goal was always to get his clients out of what he called "the vast anonymity." He strove to achieve this goal with graphics as simple, efficient and readable as possible, exemplified here with the S.S. United States in the middle of a patriotically-colored arrow pointing toward the word "Europe." Beall p. 73.
Lester Thomas Beall - S.s. America / United States Lines

Lester Thomas Beall - S.s. America / United States Lines

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Lot number: 55
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LESTER BEALL (1903-1969)
S.S. AMERICA / UNITED STATES LINES. Circa 1952.
30x22 inches, 76 1/4x56 cm.
Condition A: minor creases in margins and image; metal strips affixed to top and bottom and hook on verso for hanging. Paper.
In 1937, Beall was the first American designer to have a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art. He designed at least 6 posters for the United States Lines, each with a crisp, efficient, modern graphic treatment, and realized with a contemporary dynamic vision.
Lester Thomas Beall - Farm Work / Ruralelectrification Administration. 1937.

Lester Thomas Beall - Farm Work / Ruralelectrification Administration. 1937.

Original 1937
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Lot number: 152
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39 1/2x29 3/4 inches, 100x75 1/2 cm. In the 1930s, after a traditional education in Chicago, LesterBeall became interested in avant-garde typography and in Bauhausdesign elements. In 1937, he was the first American designer tohave a one man show at the Museum of Modern Art, and in the sameyear was one of the first designers commissioned by the U.S.Government to help promote the Rural ElectrificationAdministration. The posters he created in this first series for theREA. (including Wash Day, Running Water, Radio, Heat-Cold andLight) pitched modern amenities to the hinterlands of America,where many such "luxuries" were virtually unknown. Here, Beallemploys the red, white and blue pictographic manner that was thestyle of the entire first series (except for Wash Day, which isblue and yellow). The image clearly and effectively shows howelectricity is brought from power lines down to the farm where themachines are powered. One of the rarest images from the 1937series. Modern American 40.
Lester Thomas Beall - The S.s. United States

Lester Thomas Beall - The S.s. United States

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Lot number: 146
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Beall, Lester Thomas (American, 1903-1969) and Anonymous, 20th Century
The S.S. United States
Add. Notes: lithograph in colors, backed on linen, unexamined out of the frame, condition A
30 x 22 in. (76.1 x 56 cm.) and 30 x 20 in. (76.1 x 55.9 cm.) (3)
Notes: The works, like most of the Luzzati art on the ship, represent Greek mythological scenes, mainly from The Odyssey and Iliad.
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