1939. James Montgomery Flagg. Framed Art. Fine ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR Self-Portrait depicting Flagg wearing a trenchcoat and a fancy women's Easter hat while holding a flower with the pencil caption by Flagg in the right margin: "Ap. 9, 1939. I JOIN THE EASTER PARADE ON 5th." Visual image size is 8-1/4" x 10-1/2" matted and framed to an overall size of 14-1/2" x 16." A striking, self-deprecating portrait of the artist. Not signed but in Flagg's inimitable style and from the archive of Willis Birchman: author, illustrator, and friend of Flagg's with whom he had an extensive correspondence. Birchman and Flagg worked together on the book FACES & FACTS BY & ABOUT 26 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS. Not examined out of frame but appears to be Fine. Item #020927

Flagg, the epitome of the bohemian artist, was a master of portrait studies and incisive caricatures. He created many posters for the government and is best known for his famous "I Want You" Uncle Sam recruiting poster, an American icon. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1980.

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