Portrait of Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) with Fragment of Musical Score
Graphite on paper with printed verso
Overall: 6 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. ( 16.5 x 11.1 cm )
signature: lower right: "W.H.W." date: lower left: "Jan 1929" inscription: lower center: "O.K. Sinclair / Lewis"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "W.H.W. / Jan 1929"; signed by sitter at lower center: "O. K. Sinclair / Lewis"
The first American to win a Nobel Prize for literature, Lewis attended Yale and began writing for the Saturday Evening Post. His first significant novel was "Main Street," which appeared in 1920. It was followed by "Babbitt" in 1922 and "Elmer Gantry" in 1927.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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