LEE CONREY (1883-1976)

Few people today remember Lee Conrey, but he drew thousands of lurid illustrations for The American Weekly in the 1920s and 1930s.

The American Weekly was a cheesy supplement for Sunday newspapers, printed by William Randolph Hearst on pulp paper.
Week after week, Conrey drew ambitious, complex drawings with a lot of heart.

Most copies of The American Weekly have crumbled with age, but it would be a shame if Conrey’s illustrations crumbled with them.

You can tell that after thousands of drawings, Conrey still got the same child like pleasure from creating these overdone, dramatic pictures. A fortunate artist indeed!



(Via ILLUSTRATION ART)

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