"Soldier's Letter to Home, Saturday Evening Post Cover"   Lot no. 195

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By Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951)

Oct 6, 1917 (Estimated)
28.00" x 22.00", Framed 37.00" x 27.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Right

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Cover of Saturday Evening Post magazine, October 6, 1917.


It's a Man's World, Illustration Art by and for Men: November 14-17 2012, Illustration House NYC

The National Arts Club NYC Jan 6- 19 2013

Palm Beach Fine Art & Antique Show Feb 14-19, 2013

Christie's New York, Illustrating America: Norman Rockwell and His Contemporaries, November 30, 2013- January, 2014

JC Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell Museum, March 21, 2015 - June 14, 2015

Joseph Christian Leyendecker (March 23, 1874 - July 25, 1951) was one of the pre-eminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. He is best known for his poster, book, and advertising illustrations, the iconic trade character known as the Arrow Collar Man, and his numerous covers for the Saturday Evening Post. Between 1896 and 1950, Leyendecker painted more than four hundred magazine covers. During 'The Golden Age of American Illustration', for the Saturday Evening Post alone, J. C. Leyendecker produced 322 covers, as well as many advertisement illustrations for its interior pages. No other artist, until the arrival of Norman Rockwell two decades later, was so solidly identified with one publication.

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