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JC Leyendecker: It’s a Man’s World
JC Leyendecker: It’s a Man’s World
Gregg Gallery, January 6 - 19, 2013
Opening Reception, Thursday, January 10, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

The current show pulls from an important collection of original paintings by the illustrator Joseph Christian Leyendecker. Leyendecker (March 23, 1874 – July 25, 1951) was one of the pre-eminent American illustrators of the early 20th century. He is best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations, the trade character known as The Arrow Collar Man, and his numerous covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Between 1896 and 1950, Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers. During the Golden Age of American Illustration, for The Saturday Evening Post alone, J. C. Leyendecker produced 322 covers, as well as many advertisement illustrations for its interior pages. Resident NAC artist Everett Raymond Kinstler, a knowledgeable enthusiast and connoisseur on the “Golden Age” illustrators, will speak about Leyendecker and his influence on American art and his own studio work at the opening reception, Thursday, January 10, 6:00PM - 8:00PM.