Today’s Inspiration

During the second half of the 1950’s, Joe Bowler was one of the best and most popular illustrators at the Charles E. Cooper Studio.
Bowler did work for all the major magazines, and was especially well liked by the art directors of the women’s mags for his beautiful paintings of romantic couples.”.
Joe Bowler
Harry Anderson Harry Andersonworks directly from nature or from color slides.
He makes no preliminary sketch.
After he has tentatively finished a painting, he turns its face against a wall for several days and then brings it out for a fresh look.
He may examine it upside down or in a mirror to detect any flaws.”.
(Norman Kent, 100 Watercolor Techniques)

Today’s Inspiration: a blog and a collection on Flickr by Leif Peng.
“For those with an interest in illustration from the 40’s and 50’s.”.

Top, right: Joe Bowler, Art Directors Annual cover, detail, 1952.
Bottom, left: Harry Anderson, watercolor, from the Collection of the Society of Illustrators.

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