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Map, Pictorial, Missouri, St. Louis, Frank Nuderscher, 1935

$650

Frank Nuderscher (1880-1959) (after)
An Historical Map and new points of interest in the Great City of Saint Louis which is situated on the banks of the Father of Waters near the confluence of the Great Missouri
Stix-Baer & Fuller: 1935
Dichromatic offset process print
Signed and dated lower right in matrix: “Copyright 1935 by F. Nuderscher”
10 x 13 inches, image
11 x 14.5 inches, overall
$650

Pictorial map of St. Louis issued as a promotional item for the city’s leading department store at the time, Stix-Baer & Fuller. The map depicts the streets embellished with illustrations of points of interest such as Stix-Baer & Fuller’s store, the Arena, the St. Louis Zoo, City Art Museum, Old Cathedral, Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, Lewis & Clark Expedition, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Lindbergh Trophies, St. Louis University, Sportsmen’s Park, “Home of St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Browns” baseball and football teams, “General U[lysses] S. Grant’s Cabin,” and many other sites.

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Frank Nuderscher was an American painter, muralist, and illustrator based in his native city of St. Louis, Missouri, and known especially for his paintings of urban scenes and Ozark landscapes in an Impressionist style. His talent was noticed early, when he won first prize in a competition taking place during the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. He produced illustration art for books, periodicals, and advertisements in the first part of his career to supplement his income from sales of paintings. He was also a supervisor for the Works in Progress Administration in 1936, and had his own art school. A member of the National Society of Mural Painters, Nuderscher produced murals for private residences as well as for the St. Louis Zoological Gardens and other public buildings such as banks and hospitals, in Missouri but also around the U.S. including New York, Atlanta, and San Francisco. Nuderscher was recognized with numerous awards from area arts institutions, including the City Art Museum of St. Louis (which also exhibited his work), the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, the St. Louis Art Guild, and the Missouri State Fair. His works are in the collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum, and other Missouri institutions such as the Missouri History Museum, the National Park Service Museum of Westward Expansion at the St. Louis Gateway Arch, and several university collections.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling.

References:

“Frank Bernard Nuderscher, Artist Biography & Facts.” AskArt.com. 10 November 2002. http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/biography.aspx?searchtype=BIO&artist=24388 (15 February 2006).

“Frank Nuderscher.” Wikipedia. 23 October 2022. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Nuderscher (10 January 2023).

Gilbert, Dorothy B., ed. Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts and R.R. Bowker, 1959. p. 425.

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20th Century