Jon Whitcomb (1906-1988) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1946). Jon Whitcomb's paintings of gorgeous woman and romantic couples brought him considerable merit and fame throughout his career. His heartfelt illustrations graced the pages of McCall's, The Ladies' Home Journal, Collier's, Cosmopolitan, and other national publications. His World War II series of "Back Home for Keeps" advertisements, portraying uniformed service men back in the arms of their loved ones, were masterworks of romance and hope. In addition to his fine work in illustration, during the 1960s Whitcomb wrote (and illustrated) a monthly column for Cosmopolitan about movie stars that was extremely popular. This painting was published in Cosmopolitan in June, 1946 as a story illustration with the possible title, Of Human Bondage. It is rendered in gouache on board, is matted (18 x 22) with an approximate sight size of 12.5 x 16, and is signed lower right.

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