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.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy New Year!

75 years ago Henry Vallely created this cover for Everygirls celebrating the new year. This piece is a little unusual for him in that the line work is especially delicate and a solid color (rather than black) is used to define the negative space.

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