|America's most famous artist from the Famous Artists School ad|
(some more famous than others).
|The founder and face of Famous Artist's School, Al Dorne. |
His eyebrows may have been even more famous.
|An early ad by Al Dorne for Johnnie Walker.|
Can you imagine the uproar if such a jolly group of
drunk drivers appeared today? MADD would be mad.
|The Famous Artists--Norman Rockwell is featured with the largest painting (center) while Dorne reclines (sans jacket) at the bottom, center.|
|The famous talent test, the school's|
foot inside the front door in
praising (but not appraising) talent.
|Recycling old art to new purposes|
as with this 1958 Post cover.
The Famous Artists:
|Norman Rockwell: |
With the Post artist leading the roster,
few looked on down the lengthy list at
some of the less-than-stellar names.
|Harold von Schmidt:|
A macho painter of western
subjects, mostly a men's
Rockwell's strongest rival at the
Post, his style similar but busier.
Self-taught, western artist,
more of an ad-man than artist.
Won a scholarship at age 12,
his work appearing mostly
inside the Post.
A nurse, lighting a cigarette
for a patient? Times have change.
The best draftsman of the lot,
later published his own series
of "how to" art books.
Considered the "Dean of Illustrators,"
he may have been the most versatile
of them all.
A Post artist, but one who moved
on to fine art later in his career.
Another Post artist, though certainly
no threat to Rockwell.
Specialized in rural scenes and
especially race cars from the
earliest days of racing.
by Norman Rockwell