1946 Stevan Dohanos "Backstage at the Met" Saturday Eve Post Original Vintage Antique Poster


1946 Saturday Evening Post Poster Original Vintage Antique Carmen Poster by Dohanos

PRINTED BY: Saturday Eve Post, January 5, 1946.
ARTIST:  Stevan Dohanos, well known graphic designer, poster artist, illustrator
CONDITION: B, Freshly Linen mounted, lithograph, beautiful! Right lower corner expertly replaced/restored. Must be scrutinized closely to see. Displays beautifully. Priced accordingly.
SIZE:  21.5 x 28 inches

The Saturday Evening Post is an American magazine, started in 1897 and still in existence. It was monumental in its use of American illustrators on the famous covers, and exposing these designers and art to the American public, from Norman Rockwell, to John Falter to JC Leyendecker to NC Wyeth and many more.

This poster is by well known artist Stevan Dohanos, (1907-1994) of Lorain, Ohio. He was best known for these covers, and also his World War II propaganda posters.

The image is backstage at the Metropolitan Opera, during Act IV of Carmen. It features all the bustling backstage that goes on as the play unfolds. We see workers eating lunch, stage hands, actors, a young boy eating lunch, a conductor reading his score, lighting and electrical workers nonchalantly working as a singer brandishes a knife onstage in a critical scene. It is a beautiful American image. The colors are rich, lush and the art is Dohanos realism at its finest. This cover was entitled "Backstage at the Met."

An inset square reveals the content of the magazine, "Subway Sam Rosoff" by David G. Wittels and "What if we had Invaded Japan" by Philip Gustafson, Lieutenant Commander USNR.

We only have this one, although we are excited to present other Saturday Evening Post Posters as well. Freshly linen backed, beautiful and ready for framing. Amazing art.

Keywords: New York City, NYC, theatre, broadway, play poster, vaudeville, theater, opera, singing, singers, sets, set, backstage, set design, set designers, acting, actor, actors, broad way, performers

You'll deal directly with gallery owner Debra in your purchase: USPS Priority Shipping is FREE in US, Reduced rate for International USPS Priority shipping. We have a 100% approval policy. We want you to be happy with your poster purchase. A signed COA (Certificate of Authenticity) is included with each poster purchase. Debra has been selling original vintage antique posters on the web since 1995. We do not sell reproductions, only authentic antique posters.

More from this collection

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal