Sunday, August 19, 2007
Lawson Wood was a popular illustrator who did lots of Collier's Magazine covers and other illustrations in the 30's and 40's. He became particularly famous for his chimps and other simians and these illustrations are from a calendar in the late 1940's. (Post-WW II, I think but i had to cut the illustrations away from the torn calendar part on the bottom, so I don't remember exactly).
The painting style is interesting and the expressions are unique. Click to see bigger. More to come...