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.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Back to School

While this may seem like an unusual cover for a periodical published by a major automotive company, it was fairly common for The Buick Magazine to not feature their cars on the cover of their monthly journal which was issued to Buick owners by Buick Division of GMC through Buick dealers. On this one from September of 1938 we see an example of Henry Vallely's style which might have found favor at the Saturday Evening Post. This is one of four cover illustrated by Vallely for The Buick Magazine that I'm aware of.

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