Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art

April 1520, 2023
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LOT 58

Lot 58

John Clymer (1907-1989)

John Clymer (1907-1989)
Lot 58 Details
John Clymer (1907-1989), American/Canadian


oil on canvas
signed lower right
30 x 31 in — 76.2 x 78.7 cm

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $12,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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John Clymer (1907-1989)
  • John Clymer (1907-1989)
  • John Clymer (1907-1989)
  • John Clymer (1907-1989)
  • John Clymer (1907-1989)

Private Collection, USA, acquired during employment with the Alco Corporation;
Private Collection, Toronto, ON


This painting was used as an illustration for an advertisement of American Locomotive's Alco PA 4 Diesel-Electric train that appeared in "The Saturday Evening Post" issued on November 30, 1946. The page on which the advertisement appears accompanies this lot.


Good overall condition.
Some light areas of cracking and scattered spots of staining verso.

LOT 58

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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