American illustration

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How did artists like Norman Rockwell, Austin Briggs, Jon Whitcomb, and others create the believable unique faces that can tell a whole story by themselves? In a magazine cover, like those by Rockwell and Stevan Dohanos, the image, with its setting and, most of all, its characters, must convey an anecdote without any help from words. So each face must be carefully crafted to do its part in creating the drama⸺or comedy.

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Alexandra Titanic
A young WWI soldier writes a letter home in this intimate scene by J.C. Leyendecker. The important work was featured on the October 6, 1917 cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Leyendecker's poignant WWI era works inspired Americans to support the cause. Among the most important American illustrators of his age, Leyendecker is highly collectible ~ America, Fine Art, Illustration, Oil on Canvas, 20th Century ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Illustrators, Art, Painting & Drawing, Vintage, J.c Leyendecker, Jc Leyendecker, Vintage Art, American Illustration, Norman Rockwell Art

A young WWI soldier writes a letter home in this intimate scene by J.C. Leyendecker. The important work was featured on the October 6, 1917 cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Leyendecker's poignant WWI era works inspired Americans to support the cause. Among the most important American illustrators of his age, Leyendecker is highly collectible ~ America, Fine Art, Illustration, Oil on Canvas, 20th Century ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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Darshan kumar
Illustration by Bob Peak Digital Illustration, Painting & Drawing, Vintage, Comic Art, Pulp, Artist, Poster Art, Retro Art, Poster

"In the beginning, during my first period in New York, I realized I was on the wrong track when I tried to shape my style to commercial demands. I studied the works of illustrators who had done this; they were very successful for a year or two and then dropped from the scene." "It was apparent to me that an artist should not spend years developing a style which, in terms of demand, would quickly pass. In other words, he should not be an artist 'from the wrist down'." "Also, he isn't wise to…

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John Shipman
La Toilette, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, captures an intimate moment between two ladies of leisure. One woman is gracefully seated in a velvet chair—a Victorian chaise lounge spotted in the background—as the other woman stands, gingerly affixing an ornament to the seated woman’s hair. The colors are warm and pleasing shades of peach, apricot, pink, and opal to suggest light and movement. Short, broken brushstrokes intersect to compose the bold contours of the female figures and the room décor. . Museums, Art, Pierre, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Pieter De Hooch, Moran, Artist, French Artists, Claude Monet

La Toilette, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, captures an intimate moment between two ladies of leisure. One woman is gracefully seated in a velvet chair—a Victorian chaise lounge spotted in the background—as the other woman stands, gingerly affixing an ornament to the seated woman’s hair. The colors are warm and pleasing shades of peach, apricot, pink, and opal to suggest light and movement. Short, broken brushstrokes intersect to compose the bold contours of the female figures and the room…

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