The Love Letter Original Vintage Portrait Painting By Simon Vanderlaan SV50. This original painting is from the Vanderlaan family estate. Simon Vanderlaan (1904 - 1986) was a listed artist and illustrator, known especially for his "pin up" artworks which appeared on advertising posters and calendars etc.
Vanderlaan was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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 an original portrait painting featuring a rosy-cheeked young belle with an absolutely radiant smile, having just read a love letter from her beau, with whom she is clearly very much in-love. It is an oil or acrylic painting on illustration board dating circa 1940 - 1960. The artist has signed it in the lower right corner, and titled the piece, "The Love Letter" on the back. It measures 20" x 16".
The visible portion of the painting is 14 1/2 x 10 3/4. A fine collector's work by a very talented illustrator!
The item "The Love Letter Original Vintage Portrait Painting By Simon Vanderlaan SV50" is in sale since Friday, December 20, 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.