A fun and breezy interior magazine illustration for Argosy magazine - July, 1946 by Ray Johnson illustrating a story titled "My Son's Old Man" by Fred Malina. A classic Americana image featuring a soda jerk performing his then coveted job at a snappy modernist Art Deco styled soda fountain much to the delight of two lovely females admirers, one a brunette and the other a blonde. The lad is clearly living the dream, retains a verso label from Popular Publications with print usage clarifying that this spot interior illustration appeared on page 28 in the July 1946 edition of Argosy, a long running title which started as a pulp and later transitioned as a mens action magazine title. The gouache painting is initialed in the lower right corner and has been professionally matted and shrink wrapped.
|Medium:||Gouache on Illustration Board|
|Dimensions:||Sight Size 10" X 10"|
|Original Use:||Interior story illustration for Argosy Magazine - July, 1946|
The Soda Jerk
Artist: Ray Johnson