- Full Description
For over 30 years, Coby Whitmore's elegant and fashionable illustrations graced the pages of almost every major American magazine. Sophisticated, with imaginative compositions, brilliant use of color, superb draftsmanship, and good taste, his pictures represented the "Good Life" in the post-war U.S. They are nearly all most notable for their glamorous women--the ideal of American youth, sophistication and beauty. The ladies are feisty, independent, know their own minds...the product of the new found weath and leisure of America in the 1950s and 60s.
Of all of the "boy/girl" artists working in those days, none were more admired or imitated than Coby Whitmore.
This sumptuous new volume presents over 300 illustrations and is the first collection devoted to his career. It combines countless full page illustrations, straight from the original paintings, with also-fascinating printed images: splash pages from fiction pieces, cover art, and editorial illustrations. I always find it interesting to see the artwork in context of its time...such amazing works, often to illustrate long-forgotten serials and fiction pieces, admittedly from top publications but period pieces now.
For instance, we are treated to 25 wonderful Cosmopolitan covers from 1946 to 1950, all glamorous illustrations of beautiful women. Here was an artist on the cutting edge of the post-war era, bringing back to America all that was fought for and done without for the long war years. It's amazing the change in context and attitude.
From the publisher of Illustration Magazine.
- Additional Information
Item Code COBYWH Publisher Illustrated Press Publish Date 2018 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 224pg Color Full Color