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gallery label verso. Walter Philipp was a New York City artist who painted in the 1940's to1960's. He was part of The Art Students League of New York in the mid 1940's. He was discovered while waiting tables in the 58th Street Delicatessen. The director of The Artist Students League of New York saw his work in the deli and offered him a one man exhibition. The show sold out and became the talk of the New York City art scene of its time. Later he started to exhibit his works around the city, and was featured in Life Magazine, March 15, 1948. Famous for New York cityscapes, floral still life, and clowns, he painted mainly in watercolor and mixed media, which were normally signed "Phillip" lower right.Frame size: 29" high, 25" wide. Provenance: Property of a CT Estate.

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Walter Philipp, Gouache/Paper Clown

Estimate $200 - $300May 22