Sunday, October 28, 2012

TI Group & NOT Mead Schaeffer (NOT MS)

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NOT Mead Schaeffer (NOT MS)

1.) A decent illustration which is signed.

Does anyone recognize the signature?

May 1931 Packard ad - signed lower right by ???

2.) This is easily one of the worst of the historical Packard ads, possibly by the same unidentified artist of the previous ad, marred by all the same faults (note how the figure on the far left has his face artfully hidden).

An illustration bereft of all qualities that are Mead Schaeffer.

November 1929 Packard ad - artist unkown

The following ad may be by the same artist. It bears the studio mark of The Burleigh Withers Company. To my knowledge Mead Schaeffer was never associated with them.

signed with The Burleigh Withers Company studio mark lower left

The Burleigh Withers Company - Advertising Illustrators

3,4.) Both of these are clearly by the same hand, an artist superior to the unknown of 1 and 2
They are NOT Mead Schaeffer's. 

1931 Ad Packard ; Taj Mahal Shah - Matt Clark (attributed)

I attribute them to Matt Clark, but if you wish to say Benton, by all means do so.

1931 Packard Ad - Matt Clark (attributed)

Note the pose of the ruler in each of these Matt Clark's,

1931 Packard ad ; Imperial Chinese Dynasty ; signed Matt Clark

I like to think that he was inspired by the master Harvey Dunn.

DUCO "Fools!" said Cyrus, "Do You Not Know Horses Fear Camels?" - November 1928 Harvey DUNN

5.) So close but still not MS. This is also a Matt Clark.

1931-6 Packard ad featuring Matt Clark art (unsigned or cropped). SEP 6 June 1931

A signed Matt Clark for comparison.

October 1930 Packard Ad - signed Matt Clark
next post: Mead Schaeffer 1929~1931

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Way to the Eloquent Truth

1932 • Robert Fawcett, after just three-odd years into his commercial art career, was at the top.

 Cadillac: The Eloquent Truth, color catalog of V-12 and V-16 models

 8 pages with 3 illustrations by Robert Fawcett

1932 Cadillac ; Your motor car reflects your Discrimination - Robert Fawcett

Cadillac-LaSalle: A thrilling Experience Awaits You …Behind the Wheel, color catalog art by Robert Fawcett 

Style #32-668, 2-passenger convertible coupe, $2,545 
(223 units built)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Rocky Mountain Star Company

Pictorial Review - March 1939
They Called Her Miss Millie / Lenora Mattingly Weber / Robert Fawcett

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Atherton & Fawcett

An Oasis of Art Amid the Desert of Photography

Circa 1932 John Atherton and Robert Fawcett were represented by Byron Musser, Inc.

Here is a glance at some of their work for shared clients, during and after their time with Byron Musser.

General Motors

Socony - Vaccum

John Walker & Sons, Ltd.