Coby Whitmore (1913-1988)
Couple on the beach, circa 1950s

Lot 54
2 5003 500
Oil on canvasboard 39,4 x 31 cm Illustration for a story published on The Saturday Evening Post American painter and magazine illustrator known for his publications and covers for the Saturday Evening Post. He was a commercial artist whose work included advertisement for Gallo Wine and numerous national brands. During his career, he also became a race-car designer. He is more specifically famous for his postwar images representing ideal white American families and pretty, middle class housewives living joyfully in their new houses along their perfect children, dogs, big new cars and so on. Hence, he illustrated many women’s magazines such as McCall’s, Ladies Home Journal or Good Housekeeping