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RAYMOND CREEKMORE American artist signed circus lithograph c. 1940

RAYMOND CREEKMORE American artist signed circus lithograph c. 1940

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An unframed lithograph, 9 1/2" by 14" inside the present mat, 16" by 21 1/2" overall, published circa 1940 in an edition of 250 examples, by Associated American Artists, the subject circus elephants and their riders, the piece signed at lower right in pencil by noted American artist RAYMOND CREEKMORE (1905-1984). The print is in shrink wrap and photos were taken through that; condition appears clean and fine. Creekmore was born in Virginia and led a very active life, particularly in his early years, with a passion for international travel and exploration, in Asia, Europe and northern Canada. Between voyages he was an illustrator for the Baltimore Evening Sun newspaper. World War 2 found him sketching in war zones. Upon his return he became an active book illustrator through the 1960's, and a builder of unique classic sailboats. A detailed biography of the artist is affixed to the reverse.