Frank Leyendecker was overshadowed in his illustration career by his brother Joe. Frank's work was just as vivid and vivacious, but didn't quite have the distinctive stylizing that JC had. I, for one, certainly wish Frank had illustrated more books, especially in the realm of fantasy, such as this sweet little volume by Rudyard Kipling:
With the Night Mail — what a great cover binding!
FX Leyendecker — what great endpapers!
FX Leyendecker — what a great frontispiece!
Above, for some reason a ringer is thrown in here — H Reuterdahl
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.