Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vernon Grant

 
During the “Golden Years of Illustration,” a period between the late 1910s and the 1940s, the art of illustrators dominated the advertising and magazine cover markets.  Only the best illustrators were chosen to do covers.  Vernon Grant was one of the best and most prolific.  He combined his humor, life’s experiences, and keen observation skills to captivate millions of magazine readers.  Vernon Grant illustrated the covers and interior drawings for seventeen different magazines.  

One of my favorites from "The Golden Years".   His work seemed like the cartoon counterpart to Maxfield Parrish.