thirties New York

23 09 2019

RUSSELL PATTERSON, 1893 – 1977, became a famous illustrator in the early thirties in NEW YORK, after a less successful start as a cartoonist. these were the good old days when leading graphic artists were as famous as movie stars. patterson illustrated covers and interiors for magazines like LIFE, and later SATURDAY EVENING POST, VOGUE, VANITY FAIR and COSMOPOLITAIN. some years before the GIBSON GIRL had been celebrated, now it was the PATTERSON GIRL. patterson worked as well on BROADWAY as a costume- and scenic-designer. you find more about his work here, here, and here.

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23 09 2019
Gilles Labruyère

Super illustrator ! Many thanks, Hans !

24 09 2019
Li-An

I love his work. So clean and efficient.

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