Saturday, September 10, 2011

J.C. Leyendecker

I'm selling my J.C. Leyendecker painting through the Heritage Illustration Art Auction in NYC this October... it is 24 x 16 inches, oil on canvas.

Leyendecker was one of the most successful commercial illustrators of his time, best known for his advertisements for the "Arrow Collar Man." He created 321 covers for the Saturday Evening Post, and he was the only artist to paint more Post covers than Norman Rockwell.

This painting is a preliminary study that Leyendecker painted for the March 23, 1940 Saturday Evening Post cover for Easter (below).