Boar Study (1993) by Waldo Midgley


A boar study, signed bottom right "Waldo Midgley," this sketch was done at the Bronx Zoo, where the artist went weekly to study animals. Waldo Midgley (1888-1985) studied with Mahonri Young in Utah from 1905-1907, but spent most of his productive artistic life in New York City. He arrived in 1907 and gravitated toward members of The Eight, all of whom later became members of the Ashcan School. He became a student of Robert Henri, whom he credited as the most important artist to influence his life, and became friends and colleagues with Arthur Davies, William Glackens, Ernest Lawson, John Sloan and other significant American artists of the time. From 1908, he worked as a sign painter, muralist and then illustrator designer for companies including the Mannheimer Company and Conde Nast Publications. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club.

Dimensions: 11 x 15 in.