JC Leyendecker has a lifetime parter, Charles Beach, who once modeled for him and then became his lover until his death. He is indeed handsome, with broad shoulders, deep eyes and luscious lips.
Charles Beach modeled for a Leyendecker’s painting, The Arrow Collar man which catapulted his career and set the standard for what is handsome. The public was in awe about this perfect man. Every woman wants to be with him (and I am sure half of the men too) and the rest of the guys wants to be like him. Little did they know that their ideal model of a man is based on the painter’s life long lover.
Leyendecker died in Beach’s arms when he was 77 on 1951, while Beach, who never recovered from this heartbreak, died the next year.
Another painting based on Beach, albeit a change of hair colour.
JC Leyendecker 1923
The Art of J.C. Leyendecker.
Is this a photograph of an original painting?
Ad for (I think) Arrow Shirts, 1920s
JC Leyendecker - George Washington
JC Leyendecker - George Washington at Valley Forge
JC Leyendecker - Statue of Liberty