Mystery and Style, the Work of Daniel Content
Offered here is a vintage and original gouache on board illustration created by artist and illustrator Daniel Content. Dating to the 1940s, this comes from later in Content’s career as a creator of published works. He would, in the 1950s, transition from artist to art director.
Filled with mystery and intrigue, this colorful illustration shows a stylish, red-lipped woman wearing a hat with a net veil that lays over her inquisitive blue eyes. She glances over her shoulder to take in the view of a man in profile and a lounging cat. The man himself appears distracted as he gazes at an atmospheric and ethereal view of a woman’s profile that blends in with the background.
This is likely a published piece, probably for a glossy magazine, but we have been unable to identify the exact usage at this time.
Daniel Content, Artist and Illustrator
Not much is published about the life or career of Daniel Content (1902 – 1990). Born and educated in New York City, Content attended the Pratt Institute and the Art Students League, studying under Dean Cornwell and Harvey Dunn.
For much of his career he worked as a freelance artist with his work appearing in such mainstream publications as Collier’s, Cosmpolitan, Reader’s Digest, and McCall’s.