EARL MAYAN

 

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Mayan was a marvellous illustrator operating within the so-called hyper-realist style. He managed great visual invention, possessed excellent powers of drawing, and entertained his readers with an inventive set of references within the images.
 
Most glorious of all are his covers for the Saturday Evening Post, and the illustrations to fiction within, but he also was responsible for a lot of adverts in the press and periodical world. I have seen no reference to him in the usual reference books, but would like to pay this small tribute to him and his skills as a commercial illustrator.

His daughter wrote to me that he was delighted that, somewhere in this great world, somebody was shining a light on his work. I found that very moving.

 

from Susan Klavir

 

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ROY ROGERS BRANDED CHRISTMAS PRESENTS 1956