Cliff Satterthwaite artwork drawn at YORK FAIR
My post on Friday produced several requests for more York Fair artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite. Janet commented, “Really liked the clipping/painting/detail sequence. See if Cliff has others to share.” Cliff Satterthwaite submitted the shown piece of YORK FAIR artwork that he created in 1960 for The Gazette and Daily. This newspaper clipping ties in with artwork previously used in a post last Tuesday. The newspaper caption for the artwork reads:
RUNNING HOG WILD is, of course, the prerogative of a hog. York artist Cliff Satterthwaite sketched one in the act at the York Inter-State Fair.
The scene that Cliff captures was that of a pig getting loose from temporary fencing between the animal barns. These animal barns, that most people have fond memories of, were built around 1920, replacing the animal barns constructed when the fairgrounds initially moved to the present site, west of York, in 1888. At the end of the 2002 York Fair, these barns were torn down to build the 114,000 square-foot Arena were the live-stock events are now held.
I noted in my post on Friday, that Mary Harris wanted to know how Cliff Satterthwaite created the drawings for The Gazette and Daily. I asked Cliff; here was his response:
I first, on-location, quickly capture, in pencil line, the scene … then hurry home to carefully apply pen and ink to my pencil lines … First hand capturing the moment is the thing!
In addition to his many paintings done on-location, Cliff also adds fun colors to these scenes that were captured, on-location, in pencil line. To do this, he applies the colors to a non-glossy black and white print. For the Hog Wild scene at the York Fair, Cliff added fun colors to the black and white print in the following 1977 artwork.
The Cliff Satterthwaite artwork was used with his permission. Cliff lived in York County, PA, from the mid-1950s to the early-1980s, creating a host of artwork, with much done live on location. He has a book available containing nearly 400 images of his artwork from that time period; e-mail contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
The size limit on the illustrations within these Blog posts does not do justice to the attention-to-detail in Cliff’s artwork. The best way to illustrate the level of detail in Cliff’s artwork is to zoom-in; as I did last year on a Satterthwaite drawing inside a Grist Mill at Stony Brook and in the Bingo Table scene last Friday. The following is a zoomed-in detail of the artwork at the beginning of this post; focusing solely on the hog running wild. The attention-to-detail never ceases to amaze me.
Related posts include:
- Lafean and York Fair of 100-Years-Ago
- Bingo Banned at YORK FAIR; Cliff Satterthwaite explains his Artwork
- Handwriting on the Walls of Stonybrook Mill and more Artwork of Cliff Satterthwaite
- YORK FAIR Finger Ring Mementos crafted by The Mighty Atom
- Numbers Game at the YORK FAIR
- The Mighty Atom entertained at the YORK FAIR for over Five Decades
- 75 Years Ago, Joe Bury sells Four and a Half TONS of Hamburgers at the York Fair
- Bury’s in Springettsbury Township was not just Hamburgers
- Animals Run Wild at YORK FAIR
- Birds Eye View of Original York Fairgrounds Site
- York Fair Grounds Particulars from 1877
- The Great Potato Chip Battle; Martin’s versus Utz
- Freedom Train within the York Fairgrounds
- College Football Games were played on the York Fairgrounds during the York Fair
- Red Lion Fair ran 8 Days in August of 1924