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Henry James Soulen

(1888 -  1965 )
SOULEN Henry James A Pilgrimage To Palestine, Sinai

Bonhams
Apr 13, 2011
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Henry James Soulen - Boy Feeding Dog - An Illustration For American Magazine

Henry James Soulen - Boy Feeding Dog - An Illustration For American Magazine

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HENRY JAMES SOULEN (American 1888-1965) Boy Feeding Dog - An illustration for American Magazine, April 1914 Charcoal and gouache on illustration board Initialed lower left, signed and dated on verso, and verso also with original American Magazine commission order inscribed with the issue date of April 1914 under the heading of "Dog Story" 13 inches x 10 inches
Henry James Soulen - Boy Feeding Dog

Henry James Soulen - Boy Feeding Dog

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HENRY JAMES SOULEN (American 1888-1965) Boy Feeding Dog - An illustration for American Magazine, April 1914 Charcoal and gouache on illustration board Initialed lower left, signed and dated on verso, and verso also with original American Magazine commission order inscribed with the issue date of April 1914 under the heading of "Dog Story" 13 inches x 10 inches
Henry James Soulen - Winter Landscape

Henry James Soulen - Winter Landscape

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HENRY JAMES SOULEN American (1888-1965) Winter Landscape pastel on paper, unsigned. 9 3/4 x 12 inches Provenance: Private Collection, Georgia; Private Collection, West Virginia. Other Notes: Notes: A label from the High Museum and School of Art, Georgia on the reverse with a note indicating that the work was done during the artist's time there
Henry James Soulen - Blessing The Plowshare

Henry James Soulen - Blessing The Plowshare

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HENRY JAMES SOULEN.
"Blessing the Plowshare." Oil on canvas. 864x686 mm; 34x27 inches. Signed in image, lower right. On original stretcher and in large wooden open-backed frame, re-hinged, cardboard sheet stamped to canvas verso for support with a photocopy of a typed letter by Norman Rockwell to Soulen's son in December of 1968, singing his father's praises as an illustrator.
Henry James Soulen - A Pilgrimage To Palestine, Sinai

Henry James Soulen - A Pilgrimage To Palestine, Sinai

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Henry James Soulen (American, 1888-1965)
A pilgrimage to Palestine, Sinai
signed 'HJSoulen' (lower right)
oil on canvas
86.4 x 76.2cm (34 x 30in)
PROVENANCE: From the estate of the Artist to his son Henry Herman Soulen To Henry Soulen's wife, Harriet Soulen Property of Harriet Soulen, Maine Sale, Baridoff Galleries Portland, Maine, 7 August 2009, lot106 Private collection, USA The American artist, Henry James Soulen, who was born in 1888 inMilwaukee, Wisconsin, enjoyed a long and active career as a painterand illustrator for a number of magazines and esteemedpublications. He studied at the Milwaukee Art Institute and theChicago Institute, and spent two years as the pupil of Howard Pylein Wilmington, Delaware. More than two thousand of Soulen'spaintings would appear as covers and illustrations for magazinessuch as National Geographic, The Saturday Evening Post, TheLadies Home Journal and Country Gentlemen , ranging insubject matter from early genre art of the twentieth century, toAsian and religious motifs. He exhibited his work in New York, Chicago, Milwaukee andPhiladelphia, and among other awards, Soulen won a popular poll forhis Winter Scene at the Art in Advertising Exhibition in1941. He went on to teach occasional classes and specializedcourses at the University of Maryland, and throughout the SecondWorld War and post-war years Soulen led art classes for woundedmilitary members at the U.S.O in Phoenixville and the Valley ForgeArmy Hospital. Soulen spent several months traveling through the Middle East asthe accompanying artist to Dr. Harry Emerson Frosdick who wrote A Pilgrimage to Palestine for the Christmas issue of TheLadies Home Journal . It was during that trip that Soulenpainted the present work, A pilgrimage to Palestine, Sinai and fragments of his letter that accompanied sketches sent whileoverseas were quoted in Frosdick's article: "A number of persons told me, before I left America, that Iwould be disappointed by the artistic possibilities of Palestine.They agreed that it was burned up and uninteresting. I am quitesure now they hadn't seen much of the real country. In the cities,including Jerusalem, familiarity with tourists has made the nativesmore or less uninteresting. But, in the villages and in thewilderness, conditions are as they were thousands of years ago. Youwill see acres of wheat in the fertile valleys to be reaped with asickle. The costumes are the same...It is only because we judgeBible stories by our own standards that any of them soundimprobable. After my experience of living in the desert, I havebegun to understand these stories." Falling under the spell of a 'timeless zone' that the Orient seemedto boast to westerners was not unique to Soulen, yet his depictionsare less romantic than his European peers. His bright, boldcoloring and focus on the natural world, such as the majesticmountains behind the travelers or the tents strung up for thepilgrims in Hajj camp, en route to the Masjid al-Haram ,display his talents as an illustrator concerned with narrativerather than an artist employing artifice. His figures are realisticand involved with their surroundings, not merely decorationsagainst imagined compositions. Soulen, with his illustrative gifts,was employed to document his travels, and the influence of thewealth of sketches and work he executed along the way is expertlyillustrated in these two paintings.
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