As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve Since 2006, I’ll wish all Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with a few more of J.C. Leyendecker’s terrific New Year’s babies. See that post for background on the origin of the Leyendecker New Years baby covers for the Saturday Evening Post. Images above are from […]
As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve for the past 10 years, I’ll wish all Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with a few more of J.C. Leyendecker’s terrific New Year’s babies. These are from a three decade run of The Saturday Evening Post covers from the early 20th century. For more, see […]
Pilgrim and Football Player, cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, November 24, 1928, J. C. Leyendecker This is on the website of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. The page has fascinating information both about the origins of the association of American Football with the holiday of Thanksgiving, and about […]
As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve for the past nine years, I’ll wish all Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with more of J.C. Leyendecker’s terrific New Year’s babies from early 20th century covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Have a wonderful, art-filled year!
I’ve suggested before that although others preceded him in developing the character of The Jolly One, I think the great American illustrator J.C. Leyendecker is most responsible for the contemporary version of Santa Claus we are familiar with today. For more, see my previous Christmas Eve posts on Leyendecker’s Santas and Illustrators’ Visions of Santa […]
Illustration for Arrow Shirt advertisement, JC Leyendecker Need I comment? Image is from The Golden Age blog, where you can find many more (Timesink Warning!!)
As I’ve done every year since 2006, I’ll wish all Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with more New Years babies from the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, by the great American illustrator, J.C. Leyendecker. Lots of great art in the year to come!
As I’ve done for the past seven years, I’ll wish all Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with more Saturday Evening Post covers by J.C. Leyendecker, the great American illustrator who originated the modern tradition of representing the new year as a baby. My your new year be filled with beautiful art!
A collection of J.C. Leyendecker goodies on Tumblr. Contains a couple of non-Leyendecker items, but as of this writing, basically 9 pages of Golden Age of Illustration Eye Candy and counting. See my last post on J.C. Leyendecker for links to even more posts and lots of image resources. Is there such a thing as […]
As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve for the past six years, I’ll wish all Lines and Colors readers a Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year! In addition to crystalizing our popular image of Santa Claus (see my recent post), the great American illustrator J.C. Leyendecker originated the contemporary concept of representing the new year as […]
Even though it was Thomas Nast who fleshed out the old fellow, pipe and toys in hand, Reginald Birch who gave his suit its colors and Haddon Sundblom who often incorrectly gets the credit (much as I like him), I still maintain that our modern concept and image of Santa Claus owes more to J. […]
Leif Peng, whose terrific blog Today’s Inspiration never fails to inform the mind and dazzle the eye, has recently published two posts on the great American Illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, adding to his already extensive posts on the subject: Leyendecker, Kuppenheimer, Arrow… and Beach and J.C. Leyendecker: “… a recluse locked in struggles of power and […]
In spite of the fact that I’ve featured him twice just in the past two weeks, I’ll continue my tradition of ringing out the old year and bringing in the new with a couple of New Year’s babies from J.C. Leyendecker, the American illustrator who started the practice of representing the new year as a […]
Wow. Good week for J.C. Leyendecker fans. If my post last Sunday about the Leyendecker studies on David Apatoff’s Illustration Art blog weren’t enough, we now have a wonderful post about J.C. Leyendecker by illustrator Scott Anderson, in which he posts a number of images of a few Leyendecker originals that he had the opportunity […]
Long time readers of Lines and Colors will know that J.C. Leyendecker is one of my favorite illustrators, and I’m always happy to share Leyendecker resources on the web when I come across them. Illustrator Chris Sheban, who I wrote about here, was kind enough to let me know about an older post on David […]
The Haggin Museum in Stockton, California has the largest collection of works by the great American illustrator J.C. Leyendecker held by any museum. The collection had been on tour for some time and returned to the museum in May. Since then work has been completed on a newly remodeled gallery in which the collection will […]
In what is becoming something of a tradition, I’ll wrap up the year with four more Saturday Evening Post covers from the early 20th Century featuring New Year’s babies from J.C. Leyendecker, the illustrator who started the practice of representing the new year as a baby. For more on the history of Leyendecker’s New Year’s […]
Another post of New Year’s babies from the illustrator who originated the concept of representing the new year as a baby, J.C. Leyendecker; and some of his numerous Saturday Evening Post covers which captured the essence of the year into the theme surrounding the baby. There is (finally!) a new book of Leyendecker’s work, J.C. […]
OK, I realize I just posted about the amazing Golden Age illustrator J.C. Leyendecker a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve written about him half a dozen times in the past, but I have this general rule that says there’s no such thing as too much Leyendecker. The first item I want to tell you […]
Joseph Christian Leyendecker and his brother Frank X. Leyendecker, both among the absolute best illustrators ever, acquired some of their marvelous technique, finesse and painting skill in the course of classical art training in Europe. It was common in the late 19th Century for American artists to make the pilgrimage to Paris, the bright jewel […]