|Not a self-portrait, but a highly romanticized attempt to claim the status of an easel-painting fine artist.
|A man the crossroads of two distinctive styles. The large, empty spaces in the lower two illustrations was left for the first several paragraphs of the story.
|Dean Cornwell, the Dean of Illustrators.
|At a time when virtually every major illustrator had his "girls," these were the Cornwell girls, who appeared frequently in both his advertising jobs and fine-arts easel paintings.
|Notice Cornwell's limited use of color
in this and other illustrations of the
time. It was not an aesthetic decision
but one of saving money in printing.
|Cornwell's biblical illustrations were among his most popular and most lucrative.
|Here the color of the week
is orange, the mood, somber.
|Dean Cornwall and Ross Coggin, River Falls, study for a mural, Manufacturers National Bank of Lewiston Auburn, Maine
|One of Cornwell last (and best) illustration
undertakings, was Lloyd C. Douglas' The Robe.
|Click just below for a long-lost film detailing Cornwell's detailed explanation of this The Robe illustration.