This original watercolor painting by C.C. Ball depicts a group of hurdlers. It is on board and measures 13.5" x 10.5". It is signed recto lower right and verso middle. Beall did work for many of the leading periodicals of the twentieth century. His watercolor style was in a type of bold contrasting reflections, which was popular at the time. Some Meredith magazines that he produced paintings and colored drawings for included Collier's, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Home Companion, Saturday Evening Post, American Family Circle, and This Week. He also painted covers for Elks Magazine and Reader's Digest books.Beall's 1936 painting of President Roosevelt for Collier's cover page led to the position as art director for the Democratic National Committee. Beall was temporarily an employee of the U. S. War Department. At the same time, he was also a correspondent-artist for several magazines, including Collier's, and painted portraits of decorated war heroes. Beall was an eyewitness to the 1945 official Japanese surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri. He painted General MacArthur at the event; his work later became the official portrait.