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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Biography Joseph Christian Leyendecker
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.
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 came to Chicago with his Catholic
family at age eight. He apprenticed to a printer, J. Manz and
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