A wonderfully unique limited edition print commissioned in 1966 by E.R. Squibb and Sons, as part of a program called Collegia Medica Squibb to recognize and honor the medical colleges of America. The reproduction was provided to each alumnus of the Tufts University School of Medicine. Provenance includes a Squibb insert and letter from Dean Joseph M. Hayman, Jr. to the original owner - a Tufts School of Medicine alumnus - as well as the sleeve and mailing envelope, are included. Measuring 11" x 14" sight, unframed, and in excellent condition.
David Blossom (b. 1927 - d. 1995) was born on Chicago, Illinois but lived most of his life on the east coast, growing up in Rye, New York and Weston, Connecticut. He lived in Westport and Southport, Connecticut until 1963, when he moved with his family to Weston, where he lived until his death in 1995.
He worked at Young & Rubicam as an art director (for the Ford Motor Company and Pan American Airways accounts) until moving to Weston, CT when he became a freelance illustrator. He created romance paperback book covers and Western themes (later in his career) and is also known for his movie posters (early Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns, "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly", "A Fistful of Dollars", and "A Few Dollars More" among others) and magazine covers. He was a regular cover (and interior) illustrator for Outdoor Life magazine and Reader's Digest, as well as many others.
Blossom received the Society of Illustrator's Hamilton King Award for best illustration of the year by a member in 1973, and awards of excellence in the Society's annual shows.