Friday, November 3, 2023

Golf . . . and menswear

Our last J.C. Leyendecker work of the day is the least overtly sports oriented and a segue of sorts into a future series featuring this amazing artist's work in the area of men's fashion.  His ads for Arrow Collar (later shirts) and Kuppenheimer Men's Clothing set the style for a generation . . . or two.



  1. Great stuff! Did he do any males nude?

  2. Can't wait to see more!

  3. And we find that there is a documentary on him streaming on HBO and Prime. It will be worth watching.

  4. Thank you for the feature on JC Leyendecker. I have seen many artworks by him, mainly from his ads. You found a few new ones for me. I'm sure you know that he was often referred to as the original Norman Rockwell. In fact, I'm not sure, but I think that Rockwell was an apprentice to him.

    1. Dino, you are spot on about Rockwell. Leyendecker has been widely recognized as a big part of the inspiration for Rockwell's style, and some art historians have even done side by side comparisons that readily show it. In fact, I will be publishing one of those comparisons in a future series.

  5. There is an excellent book on J.C. Leyendecker by Cutler and Cutler.