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Poster for Cover of the Saturday Evening Post July 11 1953 by John Falter

Saturday Evening Post - July 11, 1953

John Falter
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22" x 28" - 56cm x 71cm

The Saturday Evening Post is an American periodical with a broad history dating back almost 200 years to its first issue published in Philadelphia in 1821. The company chronicled the many changes in the United States throughout the years and strived to maintain its content to be of the highest quality. Over the years the company was responsible for the launching of the literary careers of many famous writers such as Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, and others.

In addition, the covers of the magazine "were easily the Post’s most distinctive feature, its most popular single item and its greatest sales asset." – John Tebbel . Artists such as Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker became well known for the covers in the Saturday Evening Post. Other well-known artists of their time were often featured on the covers as well.

This cover image by John Philip Falter features a view of the fountain in New York City’s Central Park. John Philip Falter (1910 - 1982) was an artist and illustrator famous for his The Saturday Evening Post covers. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and later moved to New York. He was influenced by the art of Frederic Remington and Norman Rockwell. In 1943 he enlisted in the Navy and designed over 300 recruiting posters for the American war. He became popular for the loose-lips-sink-ships theme in his posters, but also worked in the recruiting posters for the Waves. Falter was a prolific artist who depicted a wide range of subject matter in a variety of media. He illustrated over 40 books, and became an excellent portrait painter. In 1980, a documentary video: A View from the Standpipe: John Falter's World, was released by Nebraska Educational Television. This documentary provides more information about John's work, through one-on-one interviews in his Philadelphia location and shows a number of his paintings.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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