This has been languishing on my hard drive for too long: well over a year ago TI list member Don Rogers, an illustrator and educator at the Savannah College of Art & Design, sent me scans of the 1967 GE promotional calendar.
The calendar's clearly seen better days - but nonetheless, what a treasure! And especially because GE was kind enough to include a page of photos and bios of all the artists who contributed that year. I'm fascinated to at last see the faces of the actual illustrators, many of whom are familiar names, and some who have been featured on Today's Inspiration.
Unfortunately a couple of pages are missing in action. A real shame; I'd love to have seen Howard Terpning and Rob't McCall's paintings... but still, what a line up! Enjoy this rare treat and thanks again to Don Rogers for generously sharing this with us!
* My previous post on Neil Boyle
* My previous post on David Blossom
* My previous post on Marilyn Conover
Further research suggests that GE published an annual promo calendar like this one every year for the better part of the 20th century. A few from the early '60s are currently available on ebay and look to have been illustrated by some of the same artists. Hopefully we'll get a chance to see more of these GE calendar illustrations in the future!