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FRANK O. SALISBURY - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 80244

FRANK O. SALISBURY The artist pens his good wishes for Christmas and the New Year on a picture postcard Picture Postcard Signed: "With all good wishes for/Christmas & The New Year/Frank O. Salisbury".

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FRANK O. SALISBURY The artist pens his good wishes for Christmas and the New Year on a picture postcard Picture Postcard Signed: "With all good wishes for/Christmas & The New Year/Frank O. Salisbury". 5½ x3½ Tuck's Post Card commemorating the Big Ben Broadcast at 9 o'clock each evening. British artist, Frank O. Salisbury (1874-1962), known as "Britain's Painter Laureate", began his career as a stained glass artist - which remained his favorite art form. There are thirty-four windows confirmed as his - all in England except three in the Medak Cathedral in India. Best known for portraiture, he began by painting his own twin daughters and children from the Methodist Church. Lord Wakefield, the Methodist philanthropist, introduced him to society portraiture and the notice of Royalty. He painted 25 members of the Royal Hose of Windsor and was the first artist to paint HM Queen Elizabeth II.  Winston Churchill's two iconic images - The Siren Suit and Blood, Sweat and Tears are both Salisbury images. He made thirteen trips to the United States painting six Presidents and a list of the rich and powerful including Henry Clay Folger, Will Keith Kellogg, Andrew Mellon, J.P. Morgan, etc. His portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt remains the official White House portrait. He painted over forty large canvases of historical and national events, the two most significant are The Heart of Empire-the Jubilee Thanksgiving in St Paul's Cathedral 1935 and The Coronation of their Royal Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 1937. A man of faith and conviction, he refused to work on Sunday and worked closely with Christian philanthropists, Pierpont Morgan, Lord Wakefield, Will Kellogg and Andrew Mellon. His greatest gift to the British churches was his leaving Sarum Chase, his mansion studio in West Hempstead with all of its contents, to the British Council of Churches. The BCC sold the mansion and auctioned its contents-the portraits ranged from Billy Graham, to four Salvation Army Generals, to Pope Pius XII. Creased, soiled and separating. Otherwise, fine condition.

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