J.C.Leyendecker’s muse


Leyendecker brushy

The last post had an image of one of JC Leyendecker’s post covers while the headline was about Norman Rockwell, a name synonymous with Post Covers.

Leyendecker was as famous in his day if not MORE so than Rockwell for Post cover and had a relationship with that rag for over 40 years.

He is best known for his Arrow shirt ADs and idealized models from the days of the Great Gatsby. Rumor has it that his best model, Charles Beach from the portrait above, who also became his biz manager, was also his lifelong lover. I just posted these 2 pics to show his brush stroke style, which is outrageously great (these are finished works). More about his life and career at JVJ here. Also a nice link with some images and brushstroke details here.


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