J. C. Leyendecker

March 28, 2008

I found something simply amazing.

Leyendecker 1Leyendecker 2

J.C. Leyendecker has been my favorite artist since freshmen year of college. The class had to do a report on someone we didn’t know and I happened to stumble upon Leyendecker’s art. I LOVED it. It could might as well be love at first sight. I am very thankful for that person to post up scans of Leyendecker’s work. I could only find a few that I’ve scanned or found online. In NY, there was a show with some of his paintings and I loved it even more. Although Leyendecker is unknown to most artists, Norman Rockwell actually looked up to him, imitating his style. This came to a surprise to me because how can people MISS Leyendecker’s art? It is baffling. I feel that Leyendecker’s paintings are under-appreciated whenever Norman Rockwell name comes up. Don’t get me wrong, I love Rockwell’s paintings too. However, I have to stress, have you EVER seen Leyendecker’s work?