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.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Seeing Spots

Two spot illustrations from the contents page of the April 1931 issue of Everygirls magazine (Volume XVIII, No. 8). Both are reproduced here at approximately 3.5 times their original printed size and represent the development of a simplicity and economy in Vallely's linework. Also note one of the early incarnations of his signature as simply "VAL".

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really fond of the b&w line stuff.
simply gorgeous.
thanks for sharing.
this calls for a book collecting it.
what are you waiting for?
thanks again.

4:06 AM


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