Forgot Your Password?

Don't have an account? Create one now!

Peter Lik featured on the front page of the New York Times. Peter Lik resale specialist Helen Margulis. Helen@artbrokerage.com
FOLLOW ARTIST

JOHN FALTER

BIOGRAPHY
Artist Art Brokerage: John Philip Falter American Artist: 1910, Plattsmouth, Nebraska - 1982, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is more commonly known as John Falter, was a renowned artist, best known for his many covers for The Saturday Evening Post. At an early age, Falter moved with his family to Falls City in 1916, where his father, George H. Falter, established a clothing store. As a high school student, Falter created a comic strip, Down Thru the Ages, which was published in the Falls City Journal. J. N. "Ding" Darling, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist of the Des Moines Register, saw some of Falter's cartoons and said he should become an illustrator. Falter received a major break with his first commission from Liberty Magazine to do three illustrations a week in 1933. "They paid me $75 a week," Falter said, "just like a steelworker. But my expenses for models and costumes were running $35 a week during one 16-week serial I was illustrating." Falter soon discovered that there was much more money to be made in advertising than in other fields of illustration. By 1938, he had acquired several advertising clients including Gulf Oil, Four Roses Whiskey, Arrow Shirts and Pall Mall. Falter's work appeared in major national magazines. "This was high pay for less work," Falter said, "and it gave me a chance to experiment in the field of easel painting." In 1943, he enlisted in the Navy and was rapidly promoted from chief boatswain's mate to lieutenant on special assignment as an artist. His final rank was Chief Petty Officer. His talents were applied to the American war effort to spur on recruiting drives. Falter designed over 300 recruiting posters. One popular Falter poster dealt with the loose-lips-sink-ships theme. It showed a broad-shouldered Navy man with the caption, "If you tell where he's going, he may never get there." During this period, he also completed both a series of recruiting posters for the women's Navy, or WAVES, and a series depicting 12 Medal of Honor winners for Esquire. Falter's first Saturday Evening Post cover, a portrait of the magazine's founder, Benjamin Franklin, is dated September 1, 1943. That cover began a 25-year relationship with the Post, during which Falter produced over 120 covers for the magazine until the editors changed its cover format from illustrations to photographs. Falter commented, "There were plenty of Rockwell imitators and J. C. Leyendecker imitators. My main concern in doing Post covers was trying to do something based on my own experiences. I found my niche as a painter of Americana with an accent of the Middle West. I brought out some of the homeliness and humor of Middle Western town life and home life. I used humor whenever possible." Of Falter's 120-odd covers, nearly all were his own ideas. "Four didn't make it," he said, "probably 12 ideas were supplied by the Post." Many of his friends acted as models for his covers; four of the covers depict his close friend, the actor J. Scott Smart. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.


We are currently looking for artwork by John Falter. If you have any art by John Falter, please create a listing here.

SIMILAR ARTISTS
 
JOHN FALTER ART WANTED
Hmm. There aren't any wanted ads. Why don't you go ahead and make a wanted ad!
LISTINGS YOU MAY LIKE

Banksy

"Very Little Helps 2008"

Limited Edition Print

Screenprint

21 x 15 in  |  54 x 37 cm
Price on Request
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Colleen Ross

"Untitled 1998 36x30"

Original Painting

Oil on Canvas

36 x 30 in  |  91 x 76 cm
$7,500 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Banksy

"Jack And Jill 2005"

Limited Edition Print

Screenprint

20 x 28 in  |  50 x 70 cm
Price on Request
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Michael Knigin

"Bold Voyager AP 1978"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph on Paper

24 x 21 in  |  61 x 53 cm
$2,400 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Carole Laroche

"Man of Myths 1996 41x34"

Original Painting

Oil on Canvas

31 x 25 in  |  79 x 64 cm
$2,000 USD Firm
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Steve Kaufman

"Disney Mickey Mouse Red Pollock 2000"

Original Painting

Oil and Screenprint on Canvas

37 x 45 in  |  94 x 114 cm
$5,000 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Fil Mottola

"Fishing Boats At Morrow Bay, California 30x25"

Original Painting

Oil on Board

20 x 16 in  |  51 x 41 cm
$2,700 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Michael Knigin

"Day Command 1980"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph on Paper

33 x 24 in  |  84 x 61 cm
$2,000 USD Firm
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Steve Kaufman

"Disney Double Minnie Mouse Red Pollock 2000"

Original Painting

Oil and Screenprint on Canvas

37 x 46 in  |  94 x 117 cm
$4,000 USD
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Vladimir Kush

"Millenium Watchman 1999"

Limited Edition Print

Giclee on Canvas

14 x 16 in  |  36 x 41 cm
$5,300 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Sebastian Kruger

"Bono 2007 38x32"

Original Painting

Oil on Canvas

25 x 19 in  |  64 x 48 cm
Price on Request
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Sebastian Kruger

"Red Mick 2005 48x41"

Original Painting

Oil on Canvas

47 x 40 in  |  119 x 102 cm
Price on Request
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Banksy

"Grim Reaper 2005"

Limited Edition Print

Screenprint

35 x 28 in  |  90 x 72 cm
Price on Request
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Sunol Alvar

"Interior Con Pueblo 32x38"

Original Painting

Oil on Board

19 x 25 in  |  48 x 64 cm
Price on Request
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Michael Knigin

"Finest Hope AP 1980"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

31 x 23 in  |  79 x 58 cm
$2,700 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Banksy

"Choose Your Weapon 2010 Magenta"

Limited Edition Print

Screenprint

28 x 28 in  |  70 x 70 cm
Price on Request
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Marco Valeri

"Vettica Maggiore Costiera Amalfitana 2007 27x27"

Original Painting

Oil on Canvas, Spatula

28 x 28 in  |  70 x 70 cm
$3,000 USD Firm
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Steve Kaufman

"Disney Donald And Daisy Duck Red Pollock 2000"

Original Painting

Oil and Screenprint on Canvas

37 x 45 in  |  94 x 114 cm
$4,000 USD
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Steve Kaufman

"Disney Gang Red Pollock 2000"

Original Painting

Oil and Screenprint on Canvas

37 x 47 in  |  94 x 119 cm
$5,000 USD
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Colleen Ross

"Before Us (Avant Nous) 1998 30x36"

Original Painting

Oil on Canvas

30 x 36 in  |  76 x 91 cm
Price on Request
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Peter Lik

"Edge of Time"

Limited Edition Print

Photograph Print

55 x 43 in  |  140 x 109 cm
$17,500 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Ronnie Wood

"Rod And Al Drawing 46x45"

Drawing

Pencil on Paper

32 x 43 in  |  81 x 109 cm
Price on Request
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Michael Knigin

"Loyal to Me AP 1980"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph on Paper

30 x 23 in  |  76 x 58 cm
$3,400 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Tie-Feng Jiang

"Nurture"

Limited Edition Print

Serigraph on Paper

21 x 12 in  |  53 x 30 cm
$2,000 USD Firm
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST