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Another Look at Louis Glanzman

Friday, November 15, 2013

We lost Lou Glanzman earlier this year. He was 91. Lou and his lovely wife Fran had been members of the Today's Inspiration mailing list for many years. His work was some of the first I came to admire when I developed an interest in mid-20th century illustration. Here, from a 1954 edition of Reader's Digest Condensed Books, is another look at the art of Louis Glanzman...

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Lou Glanzman was the subject of a series of posts here on Today's Inspiration in 2009. If you're interested in seeing more of his work and reading about his career, click the links below.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Arnie Fenner posted an excellent tribute to Lou Glanzman and many great examples of his work at the Muddy Colors blog

Lou Glanzman's official website

2 comments

  1. Anonymous1:41 PM

    Leif,

    I recently discovered your blog. I started at the beginning and am now in July of '06.

    Thank you for all the effort you have put into this over the years.

    Matt

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  2. You say this Reader's Digest edition appeared in 1954. I was struck by the similarity between some of the drawings--notably the man in a boat looking down at the sunken car and the old lady with her gun and the preacher outside the window--to setups Charles Laughton used in his movie adaptation, which was released in July of 1955. Laughton's film is a stunning piece of work, but I wonder if he may have found some inspiration in Glanzman's illustrations. Given the long lead times of film production it's possible Laughton never saw this book, but who knows?

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