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Joan Andrew, Washington Post and CNN Sketch Artist, Twelve Original Sketches of the 1982 United States Senate

Lot of 12 pencil and pastel sketches, each 17.5 x 23 in., each dated and almost all copyrighted by the artist in lower margin, depicting senators representing the 97th US Congress in 1982, including Robert Byrd, John H. Chafee, Alan Cranston, Bob Dole, John P. East, Mark O. Hatfield, Jesse Helms, Ernest F. Hollings, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Dan Quayle, Bob Packwood, Strom Thurmond, and Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Accompanied by printed biography autographed by the artist.

Joan Andrew, Washington Post and CNN Sketch Artist

Collection of Original Sketches

Lots 210-221

Joan Andrew, a graduate of the University of Colorado, is an award-winning painter, sculptor, and weaver. From 1981 until 1984, Andrew also worked as a sketch artist for the Washington Post and CNN, illustrating the proceedings in the United States District Court, the Supreme Court, and the Senate. Working in quickly in Prisma colored pencil, Andrew was often required to complete upwards of eight drawings per session, sometimes averaging one portrait every fifteen minutes. Her adept renderings of scenes from the courtroom and Senate floor document important scenes of U.S. judicial and legislative history.


Overall excellent condition.

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Joan Andrew, Washington Post and CNN Sketch Artist,

Estimate $300 - $500
$1500 bids
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Cincinnati, OH, USA