a good read - j.c. leyendecker

Friday, November 25, 2011

Yesterday I included a holiday image by illustrator J.C. Leyendecker. Largely under appreciated for his commercial illustrations, Leyendecker was one of the most successful and prolific artists of the Golden Age of American Illustration. He was dubbed the "Master of the Magazine Cover" by Norman Rockwell who modeled his career on this mentor. Between 1896 and 1950, Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers, including 322 of which for The Saturday Evening Post alone. Admittedly, I've only thumbed through this book by Laurence Cutler. It is on my "sit down and read" list for the weekend. Bon week-end!

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