2. Brynolf Wennerberg
I do dig this guy's style, but am not wild about how every other painting of his features spike-helmeted German soldiers [check it--do a Google image search fer yourself] He was very prolific cranking out WWI propaganda cards. He surely got the message out there that joining up with the German army was the most surefire of surefire ways to get laid.
4..William McGregor Paxton
5. Arthur Hacker
6.Henri de Braekleer
9 & 9.5 JC Leyendecker & F X Leyendecker
Kinda interesting (IMHO) that there were 2 such talented illustrators in the same family.
JC was older, and more famous
FX was the younger bro
Even though FX did not have the prolific output that his older bro did, he did have the distinction of creating the painting that was the artistic focal point of Casa de Tripper. Recognize it??--
10.Alan E Cober
12. Mary Greene Blumenschein
13. Joseph Farrelly
|I feel pretty confident she is on next year's naughty list|
14.Naiad & Walter Einsel
husband & wife illustration team. Very distinctive style
|a SAD tableau we're witnessing here....she loves him...he only loves cheese. I do feel for the poor lass, and yet, I can't say as I blame him. It is CHEESE, after all.|
15. James McMullen
16. Aurelius Battaglia
very excellent , very prolific illustrator. A lot of classic children's books to his credit. . .
incredible career, this guy. You can scope out his website to get 1/2 an idea...
Such an 80s vibe to his work. Therefore, I'm in the right mood lately to appreciate it [if you read my itemized iTunes buys in my last post, you know..)
21. Dean Cornwell
22. Dick Ellescas
this guy should have more of an internet presence than he does. Awesome work...
24. Bernie Fuchs
26.Albert Von Keller
27. Julian Allen
28. Tom Adams
I have an affinity for tripptastic paperback covers from the 60s/70s/early 80s. Tom Adams did these PLUS his covers were often for Agatha Christie stories (which I also dig very much)
His work has such a . . .roundness to it.
30. Vilmos Aba-Novak
31. Russell Patterson
32. Tom Purvis
34. Irene Zimmerman
35. Eduard Thony
36. Marianne Stokes
|the Princess & the Frog|
37. Albert Andre
38. Rowland Wilson
39. Paul Hey
40. John Berkey
you might find this Berkey illustration more iconic--
but I have a soft spot for King Kong '76. I didn't get to see it back in the theaters back in the day, but I did have the ViewMaster reel and it was my utter FAAAAVE!!