A well executed and precise interior illustration by noted American pulp artist Jerome Rozen, for the June 1936 edition of Redbook Magazine. Work retains verso label from the magazine and painting is initialed lower right and identified on the back label as Mr. Jerome Rozen.
The twin brother of illustrator George Rozen, Jerome Rozen became a well-known pulp illustrator. Both of the boys showed early art talent.
For health reasons before World War I, he and his brother as teenagers with the other members of the immediate family moved to Flagstaff, Arizona. In World War I, Jerome served in Europe where he visited many art galleries. He enrolled in the Art Institute of Chicago where he became a teacher, and his students included his brother who came a year later.
Some of his early illustrations were for Boy’s Life, as early as 1927, and Battle Stories by 1928. He also worked for Fawcett magazine, Excitement, a street publication which ran from 1930.
Jerome Rozen and his wife, Della Kretchmar, moved to the Bronx where he opened a studio and became a highly successful pulp artist and illustrator, getting early attention for The Shadow writen by Walter Gibson and published by Street and Smith.
His wife was killed in an auto accident, and he was severely injured, but he lived to age 92. In his later years, photography replaced his interest in illustration.