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Lot 215: STANLEY WALTER GALLI (1912-2009). SAN FRANCISCO / UNITED AIR LINES. 40x24 inches, 101x61 cm.
27 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
STANLEY WALTER GALLI (1912-2009) SAN FRANCISCO / UNITED AIR LINES.
40x24 1/4 inches, 101 1/2x61 1/2 cm.
Condition B+ / A-: repaired tears at upper edge, slightly into image; repaired pin holes in corners and around edges.
Galli, born in San Francisco and a lifelong resident of Northern California, was a painter, prolific illustrator and printmaker. Although a member of the New York and California Society of Illustrators, and the designer of numerous wildlife conservation stamps for the United States Postal Service in the 1960s and 70s, he is best remembered for the series of posters he designed for United Airlines in the 1950s and 60s.