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A fine original signed pencil drawing of a flapper by the great Cuban illustrator Conrado Walter Massaguer.

Through the magazines Social and Carteles, which he published from the 1920s to the 1960s, Massaguer helped shape 20th-century Cuban culture by introducing Modernist aesthetics and ideas to his country. For example, he popularised the image of the flapper—a sexually liberated woman who was free to dance, drink and smoke.

Born in the Cuban city of Cárdenas, Conrado Massaguer (1889–1965) was educated in both Cuba and America and frequently traveled back and forth, simultaneously building his reputation as a premier artist and art director in Havana and New York City. Over the course of four decades— and particularly during a brief exile in the U.S. during Gerardo Machado’s dictatorship— Massaguer became a prominent trendsetter in America by designing covers and illustrations for many of the leading magazines of the time, including Vanity Fair, Collier’s, Cosmopolitan, and Literary Digest.

With One Of A Kind Collectibles COA.

Conrado Walter Massaguer
Conrado Walter Massaguer
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Auction closed on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

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