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James Montgomery Flagg

 (1877 - 1960)
James Montgomery Flagg was active/lived in New York.  James Flagg is known for illustration, figure, genre, portrait paintings.

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Artist Bulletins for James Montgomery Flagg

35 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

james montgomery flagg
kath (10/30/2014)
by james montgomery flagg, Wallnuts, aren't you coming along, one up and two to go, have a heart, I am interested in any info on this piece. thanks.

James Montgomery Flagg
Linda (10/19/2014)
I have an 8 1/2 x 11 color illustration signed James Montgomery Flagg. This picture is of a lady with feathers in her hair and a wishbone in her hand. The bottom of the picture says: Didn't you wish---? Does anyone know anything about this illustration?

Bill McCoy by James Flagg
Tommy Daly (12/31/2009)
My mom has an oil by James Flagg, it's of my grandfather Bill McCoy, a celebrated model in the 30's I think. Does anyone know if I can find this picture in one of his books? Please email me at Happy New Year

james montgomery flagg oil painting of hal phyfe
susan smith (11/24/2009)
I have inherited a beautiful oil painting of hal phyfe painted by james montgomery flagg. I am interested in learning more about mr. phyfe and the relationship between the two men.

Shopping for his wife
Dana Bragstag (07/15/2009)
I have a picture by Flagg of a man shopping for silk stockings for his wife. There are 4 laughing female clerks behind the counter that make him feel very small. I would like to know more about it, and where the original is located.

Monteague (Monty Flagg)
Darlene Davis (12/26/2008)
I have come across a print of Johnny Laughing Wolf by Monteague. I've been reading this discussion board and find it very interesting. Is there any value to his prints? The back has a price tag from Pahaska Tepee for $1.00. Not sure when that was bought, but was wondering if the print has any value at all? Thanks, Darlene

Flagg Lineage
Lindsay Moore (08/28/2008)
I am also a descendent of James Montgomery Flagg. I am in University taking art and while looking up some of his work for a project I came across this message board. I would love to correspond with Donna Liddell. I have a geneology chart that clearly shows the lineage if that is of any interest. Thanks

Donna Liddell (07/31/2008)
I am a descendent of James Montgomery Flagg and I am an artist. Would like to correspond with anyone in his lineage; or those interested in finding their link to it.

James Montgonery Flagg pictures
wendi marshall (06/17/2008)
I have a Flagg picture called "The Walnuts" of a man and lady sitting on a wall. Signed by James Montgomery Flagg. Any value to this?

michael (06/10/2008)
i have a watercolor given to me 40 years. signed........j.m.f. is this a flag signature ?

Pencil Drawings
Pat Harrell (06/01/2008)
My son bought me 2 pencil drawings of Monte Flagg at an Estate Sale/Auction. Little Big Sun and Little Princess Corn Flower. These both are signed and have a circle C (which probably means "copy")? Anyway, I'm interested in knowing more about the artist and the meanings of his work. I'm native american and have started collecting different kinds of pieces. Thank you in advance for any pertinent information.

Flagg Drawings
Jeffrey Morseburg (04/22/2008)
Flagg drawings all have value, the best thing is to provide images with sizes as Flagg's works can vary greatly in value due to subject matter and condition. The patriotic subjects are in greater demand. Jeffrey Morseburg, Morseburg Galleries

Dempsey vs Willard 1919
John Stewart (04/02/2008)
Where is the original of this painting? Theis is the painting on the postcard from Dempsey's restaurant in NYC. The mural on the wall was destroyed. Just wondering where is the original?

Flagg Painting.
Dan Brosamle (02/06/2008)
I own an oil on canvas painting signed James Montgomery Flagg lower right. It appears to be a speak easy with women's clothing very 1930. A young man in suit is leading his frightened girlfriend in and there is a piano player with cigarette in mouth. Painting done all in black, white and different shades of gray. Absolutely authentic due to the provenance. Any knowledge of this painting is appreciated.

Original James M. Flagg sketch
Richard S. Horowitz, DC (01/23/2008)
I own an 8x10 original signed and dated pencil and water color sketch by Flagg in its original pine frame. The auction house stamp is still attached. It is dated 1942 and titled Flower Plants. It depicts a view looking down on a horse drawn cart hauling flowers. Any thoughts.

J. M. Flagg
sharon smith (01/18/2008)
Have three paintings by a J. M. Flagg from Arizona. Would like to know if anyone can give me info about him. May be confusing him with James M. Flagg that did Uncle Sam posters.

Monte Flagg
shelley brown (12/04/2007)
I just came across a Monte Flagg picture, that was behind a really old Marilyn Monroe picture, that I picked up at a antique swap meet. It is called Princess Big Sky. I really like it, it was a nice surprise!

Monte Flagg Indian Child Portrait
Fern Marie (10/20/2007)
Like Lori, I also have a pastel portrait of an Indian child that is signed with the circled c and the name Flagg. It is an adorable toddler with chubby cheeks and colorful Indian dress. After close examination, I believe mine is a print but the signature is original. At any rate, it is very old. I found it in an old broken frame at an estate sale. Nobody seems to have any information on this portrait. I've emailed several dealers with inquiries and they all seem to think that I'm referring to James Montgomery Flagg as the artist. They have all sent me the same reply, "I cannot identify this artist". I've seen several posts on various message boards from people who have a similar piece so it really baffles me that these portraits seem to be "unknown" by the experts. I would appreciate any information that anyone may have as to their value, etc.. I especially would like to be able to verify the artist. Thanks, Fern Marie

Monte Flagg Indian pictures
Karon (02/28/2007)
My Father was a truck driver and sometime around 1953-1955 he brought home 2 pictures by Monte Flagg. One is a little indian girl and it is called "Little Summer Rain" The other is a little indian boy and the title is "Running Horse" Both are signed be Monte Flagg. Under the name Monte Flagg is also the Letter "C" with a circle around it. We belive that on my dad's travels he may have seen these pictures being done and they caught his eye and he purchased. My mom does not remember the story anymore as she was young at the time and you don't think it will be any big deal later on........Now I am curious..... Over the last few years I have periodically attempted to find something on this Monte Flagg and have been unable to do so until now. These pictures were never in a frame until I framed them a few years ago. They were matted but my mother always kept them between a couple pieces of Cardboard and had them put away. She gave them to me several years ago and I did the same until finally I framed them and have them hanging in my office. Can you tell me What the value of these pictures may be or where I may find more information. Thank you very much for your time. Karon

Oil painting of Joe Palooka by JMF
JL Baum (01/26/2007)
The name on the posting for the Joe Palooka painting is JL Baum. My father found Ham Fisher deceased in 1955. When he went to visit with Ham's wife after the funeral, she asked my father to take the painting with him. However, he could not fit the painting into his corvette. When he return several weeks later, the painting was gone. He cannot remember who took took it. He would like to find the current owner. Any information will help.

Looking for original oil by JMF of Joe Palooka in boxing ring
???? ?? (01/26/2007)
We believe this painting is approximately 2'x 4'in size. JMF was commissioned by Ham Fisher (our cousin) the creator of Joe Palooka cartoon strip to paint this oil painting. The painting was last seen in his wife Marilyn Seigel Fisher's Manhattan apartment in 1955 after Ham's death. We would like to find this painting if anyone knows its wereabouts

Flagg expert/catalog raisonne
VM Curry (01/02/2007)
I am attempting to locate a documented JMF expert to identify an original oil that appears to be Flagg in military uniform with a woman who appears to be his mother. The painting bears the calendar dare of D-day and is signed with a JMF monogram. The painting was purchased from an estate collection. I wish to locate the author of a catalog raisonne on JMF oil paintings or information where his documents are located. Thanks!

James Montgomery Flagg and Howard Chandler Christy
Jeffrey (12/15/2006)
My mother-in-law described these to me so excuse any inaccuracies. About 20 years ago she purchased 3 Navy (military) Christmas Cards dated 1912, 1913 and 1914. The first was illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg. It is in an embossed portfolio which says "Christmas Greetings". It is a picture, in color, of a young woman and a goat (a Navy thing).The size is approximately 8-1/2" X 13". The next two (1913 and1914), also young women in various poses and with Navy themes, were both illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. These are both slightly larger and are in color. They were apparently sent by the Navy. Your're probably not interested in the latter two but if you have any info on any or all I'd love to know about it. Hope this helps, Jeffrey Watson

There was a Monte Flagg who was no relation to "Uncle Sam" Flagg
Bonnie (10/31/2006)
Monte Flagg was a Brother to Western Woodcarver, Dee Flagg. They settled in Scottsdale, Arizona. By a weird fate, their Father was also named James Montgomery Flagg. Both Monty and the Father were both accomplished Western Artists. The Father did alot of Landscapes and Portraits of Early Western Icons. Monty did a little of everything, but he is best known for his portraits of Indian Children.

james montgomery flagg info on print
linda (09/30/2006)
I have a print titled"say when" by Flagg but can't find any info on it anywhere!!!Help!!!

james montgomery flagg
lynn (08/30/2006)
I wnted to know it james montgomery flagg signed any fo his pencil works Monte Flagg?

1917 Lesley - Judge Co. NY
Don M. Streight (05/10/2006)
Hello, I cannot find any information on James Montgomery Flagg's lithograph of 1917 with the slogan (I Need You) It appears to be the real McCoy, signed,

Flagg's Relationship with Howard Christy
Jim Head (07/14/2005)
I am interested in obtaining any information and/or anecdotal stories about Flagg's relationship with Howard Chandler Christy. Please respond if you can assist me. Thank you. Jim Head

Flagg's paintings
Ellen T. Lacek (03/10/2005)
I inherited 2 paintings by Mr. Flagg that I believe go back to the early 1920's or so. They are colored illustrations, one named "Have a Heart" and the other "Walnuts" They are in excellent condition, and I am trying to find out more about these paintings. Would appreciate any information you can give me on these paintings...Thanks Ellen Lacek

Mimi Jones (10/09/2004)
For a short while in our lives while living in Scottsdale Ariz. Monty was a guest in our home many times. It was the 50's and to 4 small kids from the east he made it feel just that much more western. He would show up looking like Buffalo Bill and sit and teach us to draw horses. I'am sure it drove him crazy.........but he never let on

My great grand uncle
Rita Flagg (02/06/2004)
James was my grandfather's uncle. I am proud to be apart of such an amazing American history. If ever you need any family history tid bits I hope I can fill in some blanks.

Flagg self-portrait
Michael Mason (07/13/2003)
I have a pen and ink Flagg self-portrait, looking fierce and rather disillusioned, done some time between 1943 and 1947, on a page of white 8 1/2 x 11 paper, either in the office of the Editor of, or for, _This Week_ Magazine (national weekly Sunday supplement for the N.Y. Herald Tribune and 28 other major U.S. newspapers). I think it's quite a significant and signifying small piece of history, and am trying to figure out what to do with it.

photos of flagg
Prof. Edmund Sullivan (06/21/2003)
For a book I am researching, I am seeking photos of Flagg with Eleanor Roosevelt (1944) and photo of Flagg painting with airman model. Thanks for whatever help I can find.

Flagg and feminism
Carol Nettleton (10/31/2002)
Flagg illustrated the change of fashions and character of the femme fatale, but more importantly emphasized the ever-fluctuating climate surrounding the definition of a woman. Flagg’s portrayal of his saucy ladies placed them in controlling positions over men, a woman sporting a trained monkey on a leash, with the caption of “Has this ever happened to you?” or his famous fade away girls that proved to be man’s nightmare. How do you perceive Flagg's art regarding the role of women in the media in the turn of the twentieth century? Do you see him as a supporter or opponent to the feminist movement of the time?

JM Flagg
Jane Van Valzah (02/22/2001)
JMF wrote an autobiography titled Roses and Buckshot. It has reprints of many of his portraits and sketches of hollywood stars and President Roosevelt.

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