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WALDO PEIRCE (American, 1884-1970) “DON ERNESTO CON UNA BONITA” KEY WEST ’27.

Signed with initials and dated ’66 bottom right also inscribed “To Karen 1 April 66” Signed, inscribed, titled and dedicated on verso Unframed A longtime friend of Ernest Hemingway, of whom he painted the cover picture for Time magazine in 1937, Peirce was once called “the Ernest Hemingway of American painters.” To which he replied, “They’ll never call Ernest Hemingway the Waldo Peirce of American writers” Of his death, Time wrote: “Waldo Peirce, 85, American Impressionist painter, a bewhiskered giant of a man noted as much for his exuberant lifestyle as for his bold, spontaneous art…Peirce lived with all the verse and gusto of his lifelong friend and traveling companion Ernest Hemingway. SIZE: 24″ x 20” PROVENANCE: Directly from the artist descending through the family. CONDITION: Very good 9-93107 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1002

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Fine Art, Asian & Antiques - August 2014