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This limited deluxe edition, number 66 of 100, comes in a pink cloth slipcase, and has a tipped in plate signed by Daniel Zimmer.
A spectacular new art book from The Illustrated Press. 300 full color images, many from original paintings and drawings, plus rare photographs, and lots of magazine covers, advertising pieces, and story illustrations. Whitcomb was a pioneer in the switch from oil to gouache. He zoomed in on people, usually pretty young women, and became one of the top illustrators from the '40s to the 1960s, a major contributor in Collier's, McCalls', Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and other major magazines.
From Wikipedia: Jon Whitcomb (1906–1988) was an American illustrator. He was well known for his pictures of glamorous young women. He was born in Weatherford, Oklahoma and grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated from Ohio State University with a major in English. He is the brother of fashion designer and inventor Merry Hull.
Whitcomb started drawing illustrations for student publications while a student at Ohio State, and worked summers painting posters for a theater in Cleveland, Ohio. After he graduated, Jon found work making travel and theater posters and advertising illustrations. In 1934 he moved to New York City and joined with Al Cooper to found the Cooper Studio.
During World War II Whitcomb was commissioned a Lieutenant, Junior Grade, in the United States Navy. After a variety of duties, he was assigned as a combat artist for the invasions of Tinian, Saipan, and Peleliu. His wartime illustrations are wonderfully evocative, from WACs to servicemen.
After the war Whitcomb produced a series of articles and sketches about Hollywood stars for Cosmopolitan, called "On Location with Jon Whitcomb". He continued to produce story illustrations and covers for magazines, including McCall's and Playboy. He wrote some short stories, two children's books, Coco, and Pom Pom's Christmas, and a book on glamour, All About Girls. He was one of the founding faculty of the Famous Artists School.
Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare item. As New.
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Item Code RB1175 Publisher Illustrated Press Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9780997029253 Print Status Out of Print Condition As New. Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 224pg Color Partial Color