biografía de Joseph Christian LEYENDECKER (1874-1951)

Lugar de nacimiento: Montabaur, Germany

Lugar de defunción: New Rochelle, NY

Direcciones: Came to Chicago from Germany in 1882; living New Rochelle, NY, 1951

Profesión: Illustrator, painter

Estudios: AIC; Acad. Julian, Paris, with Bouguereau, J.P. Laurens & Constant, 1895-96; Acad. Colarossi, 1896-98.

Exposiciones: Salon Champs Du Mars, 1897 (solo); AIC,1899. Award: poster-cover, Century, 1896 (prize).

Asociaciones: SC.

Comentarios: The most successful commercial illustrator of his era, he is best known for his ads for the "Arrow Collar Man," which created a sensation and brought him a fortune (which he spent freely through the 1930s and died destitute). He created 321 covers for the Saturday Evening Post, beginning 1899.

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