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.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

That's Amore!

This Valentine's Day themed cover for Buick Magazine was created for the February 1947 issue (Volume 8, Number 8). Much like the cover from September of 1938, this also has the sort of wholesome feel that is more associated with The Saturday Evening Post than an automotive promotional periodical. Though this piece was created towards the end of his career, Henry Vallely still had no problem capturing innocence, charm and beauty.

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