JOHN FALTER (1910-1982)
    Original Magazine Story Illustration, c.1940
    Oil on board
    28.5in. x 30in. (sight size)
    Signed lower right: John Falter
    Provenance: Morris Weiss collection

    Born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, John Falter was a renowned illustrator, portrait artist, and Western history painter. In 1928, Falter studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, and later, at the Art Students League in New York City. Falter also attended classes at the Grand Central School of Art and studied under George Wright, an illustrator for The Century, Harper's, Scribner's, and The Saturday Evening Post. Falter began his career by illustrating pulp magazines and in 1933, he received an assignment from Liberty magazine to produce three illustrations a week. His first Saturday Evening Post cover, a portrait of Ben Franklin, appeared in September, 1943. By 1969, he had done nearly 200 Post covers and he worked for the Post until it ceased publication. In 1943, Falter joined the Navy and produced over 300 recruiting posters, and also painted a war hero series for Esquire. Among Falter's many clients were Good Housekeeping, The Ladies Home Journal, Life, Cosmopolitan, McCalls, Gulf Oil Company, Four Roses Whiskey, and Arrow Shirts. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Falter painted hundreds of Western scenes, many depicting the history of the westward migration from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains. In 1976, Falter was inducted into the Illustrators Hall of Fame and his work was also exhibited at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

    Keywords: sailing, boat, ship, book, illustration, Western, art

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