Old Gladiator, circa 1960
Artist: William McKim
19 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches
Signed lower right; titled lower left
Born in Independence, Missouri, McKim is known for his works of birds and animals and his skill with printmaking and lithography. He studied in Kansas City with Thomas Hart Benton and John de Martelly. McKim served in WWII as a second lieutenant and frequently sketched his surroundings.