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Richard Ely, American, 1928-2009, Pair of Male Nude Studies, ink wash, c 1955, each signed lower right. Ely was a prolific and highly successful fashion illustrator for clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdale’s. Ely taught fashion illustration at New York's Fashion Institute of Technolgy for many years. He was also note for his portraits of the famous including Josephine Baler, Bobby Short, Groucho makrs and fashion icons such as Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland. Ely's work in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston and New York's Metropolitan Museum. His portrait of Vreeland is in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. (RGRA2004/2 TC) images 9" x 16.25" and 10.75 x 16.8", framed 14.75" x 22.75 and 16.75 x 23.4


paper somewhat toned, otherwise good, no other flaws noted

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Richard Ely 1928-2009 Pair of Male Nudes, Ink Wash

Estimate $500 - $700Feb 24, 2018