A rare Arthur Weaver original drawing of James Montgomery Flagg with a personal note from Flagg. Acquired by the current owner from the personal collection of a PGA Professional in North Carolina.
James Montgomery Flagg was an American artist and illustrator. He worked in media ranging from fine art painting to cartooning, but is best remembered for his political posters. He was a close friend of Arthur Weaver.
Arthur Weaver (1918-2008) was probably the leading contemporary Golf Artist of his time. He painted many golfing scenes both in Britain and in the USA. Originals hang at St Andrews and in the USGA museum and many have been successfully reproduced as Limited Edition prints
Arthur Weaver may be best known for his paintings of championship golf courses, but he is experienced in all phases of painting and drawing. Graduating from the Hornsey School of Art (near London) in 1938, he worked in various fields. But golf art is Weaver's claim to fame. His first golf course scene, the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, was painted in 1956. Since the early 1970s, his paintings and lithographs have been featured in galleries on both sides of the Atlantic. Original paintings can be viewed at the U.S. Golf Association Museum in Far Hills, New Jersey, and at prominent golf clubs throughout the world.