My ten personal favorite artworks by JC Leyendecker. It is interesting that many of them happen to be Easter illustrations!
a Saturday Evening Post cover by J.C. Leyendecker
Charles Bradford Hudson’s A Romance of Pizarro and Peru cover art by J.C. Leyendecker, 1907
An unusual early piece by Leyendecker.
Happy Fourth! Art by JC Leyendecker
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Saturday Evening Post cover by JC Leyendecker
Always one of my favorites from Leyendecker even if it is a bit more stylized than many of his other works!
Happy 4th Of July to all my US friends and followers. Have a great holiday!
Happy 4th! :)
J.C. Leyendecker (Saturday Evening Post, July 6, 1935)
J.C Leyendecker preliminary studies
"Father’s Day" - cover art by J. C. Leyendecker from “The American Weekly” magazine; June 15, 1947
Happy father’s day from JC Leyendecker!
Top: Norman Rockwell, Boy Graduate, oil on canvas, 74.5 x 36”, 1959.
Bottom: JC Leyendecker, June Graduate, oil on canvas, 24.5 x 20”, 1920.
Love how clearly the very different attitudes of the two artists come through when you have almost exactly the same subject (and even model!) depicted.
I could not, off the top of my head and with a very cursory internet search, find an exact analogue for the textless crest in the Leyendecker. It seems awfully familiar though, doesn’t it? I wonder if it’s something obvious that I’m missing, or if he just made it up.
Love the contrasting styles here.
cover art by J. C. Leyendecker from “The American Weekly” magazine; May 25, 1947
Happy Memorial Day weekend from JC Leyendecker.
Have a Leyendecker!
Really! Leyendecker’s men are always really sexy. Like, damn. If they were real, I’d never be sure if I wanted to do them or be them. The men in his work just seem to have this absolutely perfect look to them that just makes me go “DAMN!” every time.