“06880” recently took a deep dive into local artists.
We ran a contest to identify the creator of a work — perhaps an ad or magazine illustration — that Alan Neigher unearthed.
This week we feature one of Westport’s — and America’s — best known illustrators.
Stevan Dohanos drew some of Saturday Evening Post‘s most memorable covers. (Along with postage stamps, commissions and plenty else.)
Much of his work included Westport scenes. A favorite model was his son Anthony.
Anthony lives far from here now. From the Big Island of Hawaii, he sent these reminders of his father’s work.
This was the old firehouse on Church Lane. In the 1970s it became part of the YMCA, when they expanded from the original building. Today — reimagined — it’s part of Bedford Square.
That’s Stevan Dohanos himself in the center, talking with firefighters. Check out the Dalmatian between them.
Here’s Anthony in the firetruck. Looking on with smiles are Dohanos, and Fire Chief Harold Shippey.
But life is not all fun and games. When the alarm comes in, the men race to the fire. The dog must stay behind.
Note the realistic map of Westport on the wall!