Lucille


F. Earl Christy studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and his father, William, subsidized his early career as a commercial illustrator (1905-1906). Christy practically invented the illustrated image of the "All-American Girl," at least for the Ivy-League set. His early works glorified the society college girl - always beautifully dressed at football games, golf and tennis tournaments, riding in automobiles or playing instruments. His first College Girl postcard series was published in 1905 by the U.S.S. Postcard Company. When the college girl fad had run its course, he went on to paint more mature men and women, movie stars and political figures, still romantically idealized. His work can be found on the covers of vintage fan magazines like Photoplay, Modern Screen, Pictorial Review, Popular Songs, Radio Stars, Screen Album, Screen Romances, and Shadowplay - not to mention sheet music, fans, blotters, book illustrations, boxes, jigsaw puzzles, posters, serving trays, bookmarks, advertising mailers, catalogs, programs, china, and textiles.

This vintage original print measures 7.5 x 9.75 inches and is titles "Lucille." It is marked number 3050, Chapman Co., Brooklyn NY. Some creases, two pin holes at top, corners are generally crisp and color is vibrant.