By guest author Charlie Allen
I'll shoot a few more scans your way from the old ad file... and good stuff. I already sent a nice illo of the business man and the early Bleriot plane that flew the channel. I said something about insurance....but no, these were for Pan Am flights and shipping. Found a few more....excellent, academic illustration....but still have no clue on the illustrator. Not a 'typical' style that I knew.
After that, a couple of calendar illustrations for International Harvester, or now Navistar. By Tom Hoyne.
I admired his facile confident gouache style, composition and color. When clipped, had no idea who he was.
Turns out, a famous marine oil painter....and, almost as old as I (1924).
Hoyne is dead now, but his legacy and books are still here. I've ordered a book by him from Amazon that should be a good one... and cause for a blog.
A brief preview of things to come!
* Many thanks, Charlie -- for saving my bacon while I was otherwise occupied this week! ~ Leif