A website devoted to the rediscovery of the works of early 20th century illustrator Henry E. Vallely (1881-1950). Perhaps best known for his chiaroscuro technique employed in Big Little Books, he also produced a large volume of work including fashion illustrations for women's magazines, spot illustrations for food periodicals, magazine covers and children's books. His art is distinctive and timeless and deserves the recognition that has until this time eluded it. Comments and contributions towards the preservation of the H. E. Vallely legacy are most welcome. All images are believed to be in the public domain unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Everygirls, the official magazine of the Camp Fire Girls, was one of the first publications produced for young girls. In addition to being its cover artist from 1930 to 1933, he also contributed the occasional spot illustration. This striking cover is from May of 1930.

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