He worked at the Art Institute of Chicago in the mid-1930s. From 1940 - 45 he worked for Disney. After WWII, he taught art at Woodbury College in Southern California.
Later, Vanderlaan became a self-employed advertising illustrator in Los Angeles, California. Vanderlaan was a very private man, who actually did not like to sell his paintings. After he died in 1986, all his remaining works were kept in storage by his family until the present. They are now being offered for sale for the first time in several decades.
We will be listing many more of Simon Vanderlaan's original paintings in the near future - so please check our store regularly. This is a lovely original portrait painting featuring a young model with a charming smile. It is an acrylic or oil painting on illustration board. It measures 17 7/8" x 14 7/8". It is matted, and the visible portion of the painting is 12" x 8 7/8".
It is signed in the lower right corner. A fine collector's work by a very talented illustrator! The item "Original Vintage Portrait Painting By Simon Vanderlaan Listed Artist 1950s SV37" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019.This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "northwestislandcollections" and is located in Clinton, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.