Hard Cover Book, Yours Truly and One Hundred Other Original Drawings.

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Hard Cover Book Entitled, "Yours Truly and One Hundred Other Original Drawings", Copyrighted in 1908 and Published in 1911 By Judge Company.

 

James Montgomery Flagg and many others illustrated in this book, but let us talk about James Montgomery Flagg and his accomplishments.

James Montgomery Flagg lived with gusto. He epitomized the public concept of the handsome, bohemian artist, surrounded by beautiful models, dashing off pictures with sheer exuberance of talent. In Flagg’s case, this was nearly true. He worked rapidly and easily in all media and with any subject matter. Humour and satire were his special forte. Early in his career, he did a cartoon entitled “Nervy Nat,” and for many years he illustrated the zany characters of the P. G. Wodehouse stories and created the prototypical interpretation of the valet, “Jeeves.” His rapid portrait studies and incisive caricatures were prized by many prominent sitters.

For over thirty years he turned out an immense amount of work, including many posters during World War I. Probably his best-known illustration was the famous “I Want You” Uncle Sam recruiting poster. Over four million copies of this were printed and distributed throughout the country.

Flagg was a painter of serious portraits, too. He exhibited in the Paris salon of 1900, at the National Academy of Design, and the New York Watercolor Club. He was elected to the Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1980. 

Item Code - BOO14F2803MAC

Width: 11 1/4"  Height: 16 1/2"  Depth: 1/2"  Weight: 1.186 kg


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