A Valentine for Christmas


Good Housekeeping December 1956, originally uploaded by leifpeng.

Again, an illustrative mystery-man. After looking through a couple of hundred magazines from the 50's I can honestly say I've never come across another piece by this Valentine. And that's so odd, because he's (she's?) really very good!

The designy collage treatment reminds me of Al Parker while the actual drawing style seems vaguely Frederic Varady-ish, while the linear treatment is reminiscent of James Williamson.

Perhaps some more knowledgable TI list member has heard of Valentine and can enlighten the rest of us!

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