[GRAPHICS & ORIGINAL ART] GROTH, John
Untitled Signed Drawing, Dated 1968
1968. Accomplished drawing of a refugee couple cradling a small child; possibly a trial sketch for his illustrated edition of Mark Twain's War Prayer, published in 1968, which featured a number of similar images. John August Groth (1908-1988) was a prolific illustrator, best known for his documentary drawings of soldiers in combat. He was a long-time fixture at the Art Students' League, where he taught evening classes for over 40 years. Finished pen and ink drawing on illustration board, 23.5cm x 15cm. Signed "John Groth" lower right, dated 1968. Lightly toned and soiled in image; tape adhesions to verso from framing; Very Good.