10981. CHARLES WATERHOUSE. SIRINGO. Original pen and ink drawing for Climax Magazine July 1961. Signed 'SPOT FOR SIRINGO, C. Waterhouse' with notation in blue ink below 'Climax, July 1961, Rati #55'. The drawing largely unaffected by a little foxing and adhesive stains on the edges which are removable. 11 x 12.5 inches. Charles H. Waterhouse (b. 1924) was an artist, illustrator and sculptor as well as a Marine Colonel who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima and produced a well known painting from there entitled 'Silence in the Gorge' which now resides in the Marine Corps Combat Art Collection. He was wounded during the battle receiving a purple heart. After the war he studied art at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in New Jersey where he graduated in 1950. In 1992 the Marines awarded Waterhouse the title "USMC Artist in Residence" thus becoming the first and only person to earn such recognition. Many of his works now reside in the Waterhouse Museum in Toms River, NJ.
Provenance: A private American collection. Acquired at Berman's Auction House, NJ, August, 2011.