Artists Illustrating Boys' Fashions: Arthur Fuller (U.S., 1889-1966)

Figure 1.--This portarit by Arthur Fuller is unidentified. He is presumably an Amerivan boy, although the portrait has a British stamp and the sweater looks somewhat British. I am not sure when the portrait was painted, perhaps about 1940.

Arthur Fuller is perhaps best known as an illustrator. He was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, and educated at Harvard University. His art eduaction was at the Fenway School of Illustration in Boston, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. His work is perhaps mort assocaited with Connecticut. We note some portraits he executed, including an unidentified boy in a grey sweater. Fuller was reportedly an active sportsman. He loved to hunt and fish. He is especially remembered for his moarveously accurate illistrayions for Field and Stream articles and covers. He was one of the most popular illizstratots for the magazine. Earlier he had worked for many other important American magazines, including Greenbook, Redbook, The Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, The Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, The American Legion, and McCalls. He belonged to the Animal Artists Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Westport Artists, and the Society of Illustrators in New York.


The e-Bay seller offering this image writes, "Offered here is a well executed portraitvof a boy done sometime between 1900-40. This is oil on canvas. There is a wonderful texture tp thios portarit. The actual work is 16" x 20", signed at lower left Arthur Fuller. The rear is stampred Winsor & Newton England. This came out of a superb estate of an American execurive whonspent most of the 1930s until World War II began in Japan." Although there is no way to be sure, the boy kooks more American than British to HBC.

Christopher Wagner

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Created: November 27, 2002
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