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J.C. Leyendecker: American Imagist - Laurence S. Cutler

J.C. Leyendecker: American Imagist

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2008
ISBN: 9780810995215
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 13+ years old

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One of the most prolific and successful artists of the Golden Age of American Illustration, J. C. Leyendecker captivated audiences throughout the first half of the 20th century. Leyendecker is best known for his creation of the archetype of the fashionable American male with his advertisements for Arrow Collar.

These images sold to an eager public the idea of a glamorous lifestyle, the bedrock upon which modern advertising was built. He also was the creator instantly recognizable icons, such as the New Year’s baby and Santa Claus, that are to this day an integral part of the lexicon of Americana and was commissioned to paint more Saturday Evening Post covers than any other artist. Leyendecker lived for most of his adult life with Charles Beach, the Arrow Collar Man, on whom the stylish men in his artwork were modeled.

The first book about the artist in more than 30 years, J. C. Leyendecker features his masterworks, rare paintings, studies, and other artwork, including the 322 covers he did for the Post. With a revealing text that delves into both his artistic evolution and personal life, J. C. Leyendecker restores this iconic image maker’s rightful position in the pantheon of great American artists.

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.

The Golden Age of American Illustrationp. 13
The Leyendecker Lifep. 19
The Leyendecker Lookp. 55
The Art of Advertising in a Product-Oriented Societyp. 71
Master of the Magazine Coverp. 100
Book Illustrationp. 212
Posters: The People's Artp. 224
Leyendecker and the American Imagists: A Historical Perspectivep. 229
Chronologyp. 242
Notesp. 247
Selected Bibliographyp. 248
Indexp. 254
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780810995215
ISBN-10: 0810995212
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st November 2008
Publisher: Abrams
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 25.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.48
Edition Number: 1

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