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cupid-boy:

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.

cupid-boy:

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.

cupid-boy:

Another painting based on Beach, albeit a change of hair colour.

cupid-boy:

Another painting based on Beach, albeit a change of hair colour.

bigbowlofsoup:

JC Leyendecker 1923

bigbowlofsoup:

JC Leyendecker 1923

bikerblue:

The Art of J.C. Leyendecker.

Is this a photograph of an original painting? 

bikerblue:

The Art of J.C. Leyendecker.

Is this a photograph of an original painting? 

davedraws:

J.C. Leyendecker

davedraws:

J.C. Leyendecker

ofshalott:

Ad for (I think) Arrow Shirts, 1920s

ofshalott:

Ad for (I think) Arrow Shirts, 1920s

erikjohnsonillustrator:

JC Leyendecker - George Washington

erikjohnsonillustrator:

JC Leyendecker - George Washington

erikjohnsonillustrator:

JC Leyendecker - George Washington at Valley Forge

erikjohnsonillustrator:

JC Leyendecker - George Washington at Valley Forge

pussyfartopera:

Leyendecker

pussyfartopera:

Leyendecker

erikjohnsonillustrator:

JC Leyendecker - Statue of Liberty

erikjohnsonillustrator:

JC Leyendecker - Statue of Liberty

ohne:

“Queen Maeve,” JC Leyendecker.

ohne:

“Queen Maeve,” JC Leyendecker.