Monday, November 20, 2006
"The Dean of Illustrators"
For all but the most knowledgable of fans of classic illustration, the name Dean Cornwell (1892-1960) might mean nothing; but during the 30's and 40's his impeccable work and his name were well known and loved by not only his peers in the industry but by the public at large.I must admit that with my own narrow focus on illustration of the 1950's I had only a passing awareness of Dean Cornwell. That's because his work is not present in the mainstream magazines that make up the bulk of my collection. But with the assistance of a couple of TI list members and a few nice Cornwells I did manage to find on my own, I can now show you a week's worth of his art and pass along a little information about this worthy artist.So let's take a look at the life and art of the man who was called "The Dean of Illustrators": Dean Cornwell.You'll find some of this week's images at a larger size in my new Dean Cornwell Flickr set.