A large and deftly rendered interior illustration painting by beloved American Illustrator James Montgomery Flagg. Created for a 1920s edition of Hearst’s Magazine. A young jazz age couple who find themselves with 3 young children are pondering their sleep deprived chaotic extistence with “Twisted Hearts.” Flagg was a wildly popular prolific illustrator who is best known for creating The Uncle Sam characterization that has become an iconic American part of history. Work is nicely matted and framed.
James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) American. James Montgomery Flagg was an illustrator, best remembered for his Uncle Sam “I Want You” poster, which was among the forty-six war-related posters he created between 1917-1919. He was a child prodigy who was contributing his illustrations to magazines by the age of twelve.
He studied art in New York, England, and Paris. Flagg seemed comfortable with a variety of subject matter. Early in his career, he did a cartoon feature of “Nervy Nat,” and also illustrated the characters of the P.G. Wodehouse stories, creating the archetypical interpretation of the valet “Jeeves”. He was also a serious portrait painter and exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1900, at the National Academy of Design, and the New York Watercolor Club. In 1980, he was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame.