Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Stark Davis' Lincoln Birds

In 1928 and perhaps a little before and after, Lincoln automobiles had an advertising campaign featuring their cars against a backdrop of exotic birds and, in one instance, a butterfly.

The artist was Winthrop Stark Davis (1885-1950) who signed his paintings "Stark Davis" and whose fine arts work also dealt with such birds. The only biographical information about his that I could locate is here, and it's pretty skimpy.

That means I'm reduced to showing some examples from that series of Lincoln ads, so here goes:


1927 Lincoln Berline Laundalet

1928 Lincoln Cabriolet

1928 Lincoln Club Roadster

1928 Lincoln Coupe

1928 Lincoln Town Sedan

c.1928 Lincoln Sport Phaeton

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