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Henry Gilbert Foote (1896-1986) WPA Engraving Signed entitled "On With Industry" on Japanese Paper celebrating American industrial spirit

Henry Gilbert Foote (1896-1986) WPA Engraving Signed entitled "On With Industry" on Japanese Paper celebrating American industrial spirit

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: Japanese Paper, Ink, Paper
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This is a WPA Engraving Signed Henry Gilbert Foote (1896-1986) entitled "On With Industry" on Japanese Paper celebrating the American industrial spirit post the crash of 1929. The New Deal! Professional packing, insurance, and shipping is included anywhere in continental US or Canada. Anywhere else, and you pay half of packing and shipping. Size 22" w x 24" h. This artist has scant auction record history. But condition and subject matter, history, and quality, etc. support this price. Though, I'll always negotiate.

Biography from the Archives of askART of Henry Gilbert Foote (1896-1986)

He was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Emma Green Gilbert Foote and Arthur L. Foote. His parents owned Foote Floral Company which specialized in orchids. He received his art education at the Chicago Art Institute during the '20's and '30's. He was a commercial artist and worked for Montgomery and Ward most of his professional life. A resident of West Chicago, Illinois, Henry Foote created original paintings for the Franklin Hollister Company, which had the scenes lithographed for their annual company Christmas card. When he retired, he moved to Connecticut to be closer to his children. He and his wife Margaret had two children. Margaret died in 1963 and Gilbert died in 1986.

Information provided by relatives of the artist.
Addendum:
- He was born in November 1997 (not '96) in Sulfur Springs, TX (and yes, did grow up in Oklahoma City)
- He started his art education in Oklahoma City
- When he retired, he moved into the city of Chicago then traveled extensively around Europe (and once to Egypt). He did spend one year living in Bury St. Edmunds, UK. Only in the last few years of his life did he move to Fairfax, Virginia to be close to his son David.
- He hated the name Henry and preferred to be called Gilbert. He signed his name as "H. Gilbert Foote
Thank you. Lynn Duffy (granddaughter through his daughter Joanne)

* * * The Works Progress Administration (WPA; renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration) was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.
This is a WPA Engraving Signed Henry Gilbert Foote (1896-1986) entitled "On With Industry" on Japanese Paper celebrating the American industrial spirit post the crash of 1929. The New Deal! Professional packing, insurance, and shipping is included anywhere in continental US or Canada. Anywhere else, and you pay half of packing and shipping. Size 22" w x 24" h. This artist has scant auction record history. But condition and subject matter, history, and quality, etc. support this price. Though, I'll always negotiate.

Biography from the Archives of askART of Henry Gilbert Foote (1896-1986)

He was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Emma Green Gilbert Foote and Arthur L. Foote. His parents owned Foote Floral Company which specialized in orchids. He received his art education at the Chicago Art Institute during the '20's and '30's. He was a commercial artist and worked for Montgomery and Ward most of his professional life. A resident of West Chicago, Illinois, Henry Foote created original paintings for the Franklin Hollister Company, which had the scenes lithographed for their annual company Christmas card. When he retired, he moved to Connecticut to be closer to his children. He and his wife Margaret had two children. Margaret died in 1963 and Gilbert died in 1986.

Information provided by relatives of the artist.
Addendum:
- He was born in November 1997 (not '96) in Sulfur Springs, TX (and yes, did grow up in Oklahoma City)
- He started his art education in Oklahoma City
- When he retired, he moved into the city of Chicago then traveled extensively around Europe (and once to Egypt). He did spend one year living in Bury St. Edmunds, UK. Only in the last few years of his life did he move to Fairfax, Virginia to be close to his son David.
- He hated the name Henry and preferred to be called Gilbert. He signed his name as "H. Gilbert Foote
Thank you. Lynn Duffy (granddaughter through his daughter Joanne)

* * * The Works Progress Administration (WPA; renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration) was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.

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