Wednesday, November 23, 2011

J.C. Leyendecker: Thanksgiving

Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 - 1951)

Illustrator famous for his magazine covers, especially for The Saturday Evening Post.  His style was an enormous influence on Norman Rockwell.  This piece was used for the cover of American Weekly of July 24, 1946,  and shows the artist painting a portrait of a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast while smoking a pipe and preparing his own meager meal of sausages cooked over a small cast-iron stove.

Thanks to PowerOfBabel.

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