INFLUENCED BY LEYENDECKER
Absolutely ALL POSTERS IN THIS APARTMENT are my recent discovery: J. K. Leyendecker (1874 - 1951) - an outstanding American illustrator.
A German by nationality, Leyendecker was born in Germany, and in 1882 his family emigrated to Chicago (USA). After studying drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago, Joseph Christian entered the famous Académie Julian in Paris.
In 1899 the artist returned to America. In May of this year, Joseph Christian received his first commission for the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. His 44-year collaboration with America's most popular magazine began from that moment.
Numerous orders made Leyendecker a prosperous artist, in 1914 he built himself a luxurious studio house in New Rochelle (New York), where he moved with his younger brother Frank, who was also an illustrator, and his lover Charles Beach, who often served as a model for his works.
There he lived until his death - he died on July 25, 1951. in New York, USA.