This is a fine art lithograph. It’s an original work of fine art which was produced at the prestigious S2 Atelier in New York City in 1997. It was inspired by a poster first created in 1917. These fine art lithographs are recreations of the original. Great care was taken to precisely re-create the artists original image. Most of the chromists hand draw directly onto specially prepared surfaces that are then transferred onto lithographic plates. Lithography involves creating hand drawn plates, one for each color, which are then ‘pulled’ through antique printing presses one color at a time. The resulting lithograph is in pure color, as opposed to the dot structure which occurs in the photographic process of modern printing. At the heart of the S2 Atelier are it’s two rare, French made Marinoni Voirin ‘editioning’ printing presses ‘ they both date back to the mid 19th century. These are the best fine art lithographs made in the industry today. You cannot find anything better than these.James Montgomery Flagg was an American born in New York in 1877. He began drawing for magazines at twelve years old and studied in New York, London and Paris. He illustrated several books and created 46 war posters. He died in 1960.Designed in 1917 by James Montgomery Flagg, this image is considered among the best known posters of all time. It is a self portrait and was originally used on the cover of Leslie magazine, where James Montgomery Flagg worked as an illustrator.