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A | 270 comments J. C. Leyendecker
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(Leyendecker in 1895)

Joseph Christian Leyendecker (March 23, 1874 – July 25, 1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early 20th century. He is best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations, the 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 400 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. Leyendecker "virtually invented the whole idea of modern magazine design.

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J C Leyendecker (Joseph Christian) (1874 - 1951)
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JC Leyendecker 1874 - 1951
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Joseph Christian Leyendecker
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Joseph Christian Leyendecker (291 Items)
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message 2: by A (last edited May 19, 2017 10:23PM) (new)

A | 270 comments Since I'm reading The Táin which stars the Irish folk hero Cú Chulainn, I thought it would be right to feature the artist who made my favorite depiction of him:

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Heather | 8276 comments Aaron wrote: "Since I'm reading The Táin which stars the Irish folk hero Cú Chulainn, I thought it would be right to feature the artist who made my favorite depiction of him:"

This picture you posted was done by J. C. Leyendecker? Wow, it doesn't look like a magazine illustration to me, it really looks like an actual artist painting! I love it! (Which I know, some may say that magazine illustrations are already pieces of art. I just never thought of them that way)


message 4: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8276 comments And personally, I like his work better than that of Norman Rockwell. I do like Rockwell, also. Just stating the order of my preferences.


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A | 270 comments I never knew how prolific an illustrator he was, until looking him up for his Cú Chulainn, wish we could see the whole piece, but can't seem to find it.


message 6: by Poly (new)

Poly Ethylene As a student Rockwell idealized Leyendecker and they became close friends. Both sit at the top of American 20th century art in my estimation. Each had a unique painting technique in drawing and painting. As usual the are mostly banned from the Modern Art sections of museums which only allow the exhibition of Official Modern Academic Art.


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