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.