Illustration Magazine - Illustration No. 84
Illustration Magazine - Illustration No. 84
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Illustration Magazine #84. © 2023 by The Illustrated Press, Inc. http://www.theillustratedpress.com
THE ART OF PAUL BRANSOM
Paul Bransom (1885-1979) was widely known as the Dean of American Animal Artists. His work appeared on the covers of magazines like The Saturday Evening Post and served as illustrations of short stories in periodicals and in books. He provided the illustrations for some 45 books, most notably the 1912 edition of Jack London’s Call of the Wild and the 1913 edition of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.
THE ART OF FRANK MCCARTHY
Witnessing a Wild West show as a young boy was a crucial early influence that led Frank McCarthy to become a distinguished painter of Western historical themes. The excitement and emotion he felt that day stayed with him, and can be seen in the vivid action, color, and splendor that emanate from his paintings.
THE ART OF WARD BRACKETT
Ward Brackett (April 2, 1914–December 14, 2006) was a gifted American illustrator, known for his work in paperback books and periodicals such as Reader’s Digest and Cosmopolitan.
THE ART OF N.C. WYETH
For over 25 years, N.C. Wyeth was regarded as the foremost illustrator of books and magazines in the United States. His artwork for iconic tales of romance and adventure has become synonymous with the stories themselves, familiar to multiple generations of readers. Some of the best-known characters in literature have become nearly indistinguishable from the images he produced.
THE ART OF CHARLES LASALLE
\"We have some artists in the family.\" I didn't know it at the time, but my future father-in-law Aiden E. LaSalle was a master of understatement.
THE ART OF PRUETT CARTER
Pruett Carter was once recognized as one of America's top illustrators, during a time when illustrations were viewed primarily as easel paintings
THE ART OF RAYMOND JOHNSON
Raymond Sven (Ray) Johnson was a commercial illustrator who created iconic paperback book covers spanning all genres of fiction for Avon, Popular Library, Monarch and other publishers from the late 1940s through the early 1960s.
"Blow some my way"
THE DELINEATION OF DESIRE IN 1920s COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION
THE ART OF FRITZ WILLIS
Fritz Willis was born in Oklahoma in 1907, and raised in Boston.
THE ART OF WILLIAM OBERHARDT
Illustrator William Oberhardt (1882-1958) was born in Guttenberg, New Jersey, 1882.
THE ART OF EARLE K. BERGEY
Wouldn't it be great in the future if all pulp art fans could enjoy interplanetary travel with a devoted consort who looked like that pretty girl in high school biology class?
ROBERT OSONITSCH: The Illustrator's Photographer
A few of the major illustrators during the time of Steve Holland’s reign as king of the paperback covers shot their own reference photos.
THE ART OF ZOË MOZERT
Zoë Mozert was born Alice Adelaide Moser in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 27, 1907. Her father was Fred William Moser, a mechanical engineer of German ancestry, and her mother was Jessie Mable Hatfield of Ohio.
ART FITZPATRICK & VAN KAUFMAN
AF/VK. These four initials were my only clue as to the source of the fantastic Pontiac ad illustrations I found in my dad’s old National Geographic magazines.
STEVE HOLLAND: The World's Greatest Illustration Art Model
Thomas Steven Holland was born January 8, 1925, in Seattle Washington, and died on May 10, 1997, at age 72 in Humboldt County, California following a brief illness. He was married three times and had two children from his first marriage, a son named Claude and a daughter, Nicole.
THE PULP ART OF PETER DRIBEN
Pulp magazines covered numerous genres, including fantasy, crime, Westerns, science-fiction, horror, action, and war. Cover art designs ran the gamut, but often many would feature half-naked young women—there was even a genre devoted exclusively to the subject—the girlie pulps.
MORTON ROBERTS: A Brief Life at Yale
Morton Roberts was one of the rising stars in the late 50's and early 60's.
THE ART OF JOE BOWLER
American painter and illustrator Joe Bowler and his creations
THE ART OF ROGER KASTEL
An American artist, most famous for creating the poster for the film Jaws
It's the shark that gets them.
Movies that made us to watch again and again
THE ART OF NEYSA MCMEIN
Margary Edna McMein was born in Quincy, Illinois on January 25, 1888. (Various sources list her date of birth as 1890, and a few as 1889—once McMein moved to New York she decided to trim a few years from her age.)
THE ART OF J.F. KERNAN
There are over 450 paintings, drawings, and printed tear sheets by J.F. Kernan (1878- 1958) in the collection of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
ROBERT O. REID
From the late 1920s through the 1940s, Robert O. Reid’s work appeared regularly in Collier’s, Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal, and The Saturday Evening Post. From August 1931 through December 1940, the prolific artist illustrated at least 35 covers for Collier’s, and at least 40 stories in that magazine alone.
THE ART OF SAMSON POLLEN
Men’s adventure magazines (MAMS, for short) and paperback books were two of the best markets for illustration artists during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
THE ART OF RAY PROHASKA
Gratia “Ray” Prohaska was born in 1901 in Muo, a tiny fishing village on the Bay of Kotorska, in the town of Kotor, on the Dalmatian Coast in what would become Yugoslavia.
Warren Baumgartner (1894 - 1963)
Warren William Baumgartner was born March 15, 1894, in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, which is a suburb south of St. Louis.
The Art Of Paul Shipper
In the last few years, Paul Shipper has become one of the most sought after illustrators in entertainment.
The Art Of George Gross
George Gross was born of Hungarian Jewish ancestry on February 16, 1909, in New York City.
Little Ellen's Big Talent and the First Tweets
They say she was as much a casualty of war as any shell shocked doughboy.
Harold W. McCauley (1913-1977)
Harold William McCauley was born in Chicago on July 11, 1913. His father, William James McCauley, was born in Chicago on December 28, 1890, and was of Irish ancestry.
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