Saturday, March 19, 2016

Postwar World: George Shellhase

Well, enough about me. It's been ages since St.-Joseph's-back Saturday flipped through the pages of A Bird's-Eye View of the Postwar World, so today we take a quick look at a spread of cartoons by George Shellhase. Embiggenate at will.

The work of George Mann Shellhase (1895-1988) appeared in publications such as Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Esquire, The New Yorker and The New York Times in the 1930s through 60s. He also sketched trials for the New York Herald Tribune.

And, okay, so I already posted that first page last summer. I couldn't think of any other theme for this second page of his cartoons.
"It`s best to be born with real talent," the chiefly self-taught Shellhase, who sold his first drawing at age 14, once advised aspiring artists. "Next, learn to love the art of drawing and draw, draw, draw. Love the great beauties of nature. ... Experiment with enthusiasm the infinite variety of nature`s designs and forms. Love humanity and interpret at your best the many events that unfold before your eyes each day."

1 comment:

  1. I recently found a sketch with watercolor that I believe is an Original of this artist. I found it at a thrift store.. came across your blog researching his name..