6/07/2016

Constantin Alajalov

Constantin Alajalov

Russian-American illustrator Constantin Alajalov (1900-1987) created over 70 covers in his iconic style for this Conde-Nast publication and also contributed cover art for The Saturday Evening Post, New Yorker and Fortune.
He also illustrated many books, including the first edition of George Gershwin's Song Book. His works are in New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

6/03/2016

Dal Holcomb

Dal Holcomb

Delorma Bostwick Holcomb (Dal Holcomb) was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on February 27, 1901. Dal Holcomb was best known for his magazine cover and advertising art in the 1930s and 1940s. The painting mediums he chose were watercolor and gouache.

His distinctive magazine covers were drawn with a sense of humor. The women were recognizable by their hourglass-shaped figures, rouged cheeks, victory roll or pin curl hairstyles and often-gloved hands.

He was a prolific illustrator creating covers for King Feature Syndicates, including Saturday Home Review and Tab. His illustrations also appeared on, and in, other magazines including; Pictorial Review, Collier's, College Humor, Liberty, and the American Weekly.

His advertising art illustrations were used by companies that included Old Gold cigarettes, General Tire, Etiquet deodorant, Lux dish soap and Continental Can Company.

6/01/2016