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Joseph Christian Leyendecker

 (1874 - 1951)
Joseph Christian Leyendecker was active/lived in New York / Germany.  Joseph Leyendecker is known for illustration, figure, genre, animal painting.

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Born in Montabaur, Germany, Joseph Leyendecker became a noted American illustrator and graphic designer who, between 1896 and 1950, painted more than four-hundred magazine covers, most of them of an idealized America and 321 for Saturday Evening Post.  He particularly hit his stride in the 1930s.

For Arrow Collar he designed ads that laid the foundation for selling lifestyle with product.  It is said that his technical skill was beyond reproach, he worked amazingly fast, and that his draughtsmanship was perfect.  Norman Rockwell began his career as an imitator of Leyendecker.

Leyendecker came to Chicago with his Catholic family at age eight.  He apprenticed to a printer, J. Manz and Co., an   ...  Displaying 750 of 16183 characters.

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"Thanksgiving, 1628-1928: 300 Years (Pilgrim and Football Player), The Saturday Evening Post cover"
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Living Mannequin, The Saturday Evening Post cover, March 5, 1932
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