Joseph Christian Leyendecker
|J. C. Leyendecker|
|Nascimento||23 de março de 1874
|Morte||25 de julho de 1951 (77 anos)
New Rochelle, New York, EUA
Joseph Christian Leyendecker foi um dos ilustradores americanos pré-eminentes do início do século XX. Ele é mais conhecido por suas ilustrações de propagandas, posters e livros, o personagem The Arrow Collar Man, e suas numerosas capas para a Saturday Evening Post.  Entre 1896 e 1950, Leyendecker pintou mais de 400 capas de revistas. Durante "The Golden Age of American Illustration", apenas para Saturday Evening Post, J. C. Leyendecker produziu mais de 322 capas, assim como muitas ilustrações de propaganda para suas páginas. Nenhum outro artista, até o aparecimento de Norman Rockwell duas décadas depois, era tão solidamente identificado com uma publicação. Leyendecker "virtualmente inventou a idéia do design de revistas modernas."
- "The Haggin Museum Leyendecker Collection returns to public display May–December 2010". Haggin Museum. Consult. 09-09-2010.
He is best known for his cover work for Collier’s magazine and the Saturday Evening Post, for which he produced more covers for than any other artist. His creation of the "Arrow Collar Man" in 1905, as well as the images he created for Kuppenheimer Suits, Interwoven Socks and the Cooper Underwear Company ... soon came to define the fashionable American male of the early 20th century.
- "About The Saturday Evening Post". Saturday Evening Post. Consult. 09-09-2010.
Other notable cover illustrators include J.C. Leyendecker, N.C. Wyeth, Charles Livingston Bull, and John E. Sheridan.
- "Joseph Christian Leyendecker". National Museum of American Illustration. Consult. 09-09-2010.
Between 1896 and 1950, J.C. Leyendecker painted more than four hundred magazine covers. During ‘The Golden Age of American Illustration’, the Saturday Evening Post alone commissioned J. C. Leyendecker to produce 323 covers as well as many advertisement illustrations for its interior pages. No other artist, until the arrival of Norman Rockwell two decades later, was so solidly identified with one publication.
- "No longer is he the 'other illustrator'; J.C. Leyendecker was idolized by Norman Rockwell, not the other way around. Finally, an exhibit of more than 50 of his originals shows why". Los Angeles Times [S.l.: s.n.] September 20, 2007. Consult. 2010-09-09.
[Leyendecker] virtually invented the whole idea of modern magazine design in the early part of the century," says Fullerton Museum Center curator Richard Smith. "While Leyendecker's work is not that well known, people will walk away from the experience of seeing his originals thinking they know a little more about illustration and the master of it that Leyendecker was.