J.C. Leyendecker (Hardcover)

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This lush beautiful volume is an homage to one of America's greatest illustrators, J C Leyendecker. For two decades at the beginning of the twentieth century, Leyendecker was the premier cover artist for the Saturday Evening Post and other popular magazines of the period. He did over 350 covers for the Post alone! That is more than anyone...including Norman Rockwell. He is credited with introducing such Americana as the New Years Baby. His style is very recognizable and his brushwork is quite distinctive. Leaf through this lovely volume, and you will be given a tour of American culture at the turn of the century. On an interesting side note....that handsome young man on the cover is Charles Beach. You will seem him reappear in many of Leyendecker's images. He was the illustrator's muse and long time companion for over 40 years.


About the Author

Laurence S. Cutler is an architect, author, and the chairman and co-founder of the National Museum of American Illustration.  Judy Goffman Cutler is an art dealer, author, owner of the American Illustrators Gallery in New York, and a co-founder of the National Museum of American Illustration. The Cutlers live in Newport, Rhode Island.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780810995215
ISBN-10: 0810995212
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: November 1st, 2008
Pages: 288
Language: English
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