Legends of Hollywood: Cary Grant

painting of Cary Grant

Artist: Michael J. Deas
Art director: Carl T. Herrman
First day of issue: October 15, 2002

Oil on board

One of the vexing questions facing Michael J. Deas was deciding which Cary Grant to depict: youthful master of light comedy, or distinguished leading man? Deas finally chose to paint an elegant, formal Grant in what he called the actor’s “middle period,” around the mid-1950s.

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