Angelo and Lee Gossie...The Gossie Brothers

The artwork shown here is part of a group of drawings and paintings I acquired at the estate sale of brothers Angelo and Lee Gossie. The art is from the late twenties and early thirties. Angelo attended  Carnegie Tech (Carnegie Mellon) around 1926 to 1930 and some of the drawings are signed and dated from then, with Carnegie Tech exhibition date stamps on the back.  Angelo did most of the smaller drawings and appears to have been an advertising illustrator, as some of the drawings are fashions of the day and some are actual original ads for Kaufmann's, the YMCA and early Kraft Foods. Angelo or Lee or both may have also participated in the Federal Arts Project. Lee's art centers mostly around the female nudes with the male looking heads and some of the darker drawings. A fascinating look at a great and unusual time in the history of the United States, created at the cusp of the Great Depression.

 
Gouache color drawings, approx 10x14 on paper $24 each

                    

approx. 14x15 on illustration board $100

Graphite drawings, approx 10x14 on paper $18 each

                    

Not for sale, bad shape, but shows the stamp on reverse

               

 
 
Lee Gossie Nudes 24"x19"
     
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Angelo Gossie
Male Studies 16"x12"
   
 
Kaufmann's Advertisements 16.5"x12.5"

22"x17"
 
22"x17"
 
Early Kraft Foods Ad (Rieck-McJunkin) 22"x17"
 
Illustrations 16.5"x12.5"

22"x17"
 
 
Paintings on Canvas 22"x17"