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Catalog Number 11928-306
Title Painting, A Large Boot Against White And Orange Checkered Tiles, "Outdoor Footwear", by Glen Fleischmann
Object Name Painting
Description A two-page layout with an illustration using grey and orange paint as well as ink for detail. A large grey boot is painted in the foreground with the toe pointing to the proper left side of the painting and the heel lifted off of the ground. Behind the boot are white and orange checkered tiles in a two-row line. There are small illustrations of different styles of boots in the orange tiles while the white tiles have illustrations of outdoor activities. White arrows from the white tiles invade the orange tiles in which the outdoor activity matching the correct boot. Two small columns of grey lines are painted in the upper proper right corner of the layout. A small drawing of a tree landscape is drawn along the bottom. "Outdoor Footwear" is painted in the large boot with orange paint. "By" and some unrecognizable scribbles are painted on the boot under "Outdoor Footwear" in white paint. Other unrecognizable scribbles are in the white tiles with orange paint and in the first line in the first column with grey paint.
On the back of the board is a brown label with text printed on it:
Rahl Studios Inc. 56 W 45 ST NY 36
Glen Fleischmann
Illustration published in:
Possibly Field & Stream - Date Unknown
"Outdoor Footwear" by Hal Kanzler
Year Range from 1965
Year Range to 1975
Material Paper Board, Paint, Ink
Medium Gouache On Board
Artist Fleischmann, Glen Harvey
Height (in) 15.062
Width (in) 20.125
Depth (in) 0.125
People Fleischmann, Glen, 1909-1985
History Glen Fleischmann was born February 23, 1909 and grew up in Manley, Nebraska with his mother, father, and sisters, Rachel and Leda. He attended school in Ashland, Nebraska and later Louisville, Nebraska where he graduated high school in 1926. In July of 1929, Glen began attending the Vogue School of Art in Chicago, Illinois. On February 10, 1931, Glen married Evelyn Fitzpatrick of Weeping Water, Nebraska. Glen started his career at the Meyer Both Company, an advertising syndicate, in 1932. By 1937, he moved to New York working for Macy & Company illustrating fashion and began his long career as an illustrator in New York City, New York.
The first story he illustrated was in 1939 for Saturday Evening Post. Between 1943 and 1945, Glen was enlisted in the Army and assigned to the Department of Training Publications at the engineering school in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. After the war, Glen continued to illustrate for Saturday Evening Post until 1948 when he switched to Collier's Weekly. Within his long career he's produced illustrations for other magazines including Good Housekeeping, Woman's Home Companion, The American Magazine, Liberty, Parents, This Week, and Nation's Business. He also continued advertisement illustrations for companies such as FORD Motor Company, General Foods, Erwin Mills, Good year, Bird's Eye Frosted Foods, TWA, Proctor & Gamble, and Nunn-Bush Shoe Company to name a few.
In the 1960s, Glen illustrated for Field & Streams and Sports Afield magazines illustrating hunting camping, boating, and fishing scenes. He also started writing books. In 1963, he wrote the book, "While Rivers Flow", which became a success when it first was published but lost a following when the publisher stopped its production. In his letters, Glen hinted at a possible movie deal with Hollywood but refused to get his hopes up after the book's lack of the continued success - which he blamed on the publisher. In 1971, he tried again with the book, "The Cherokee Removal, 1983: An Entire Indian Nation Is Forced Out of Its Homeland", with some success.
Glen became heavily involved in political issues and during the Watergate scandal wrote to President Nixon at least once a week showing his support for the president and even expressing his thoughts on many issues. Glen continued writing short stories and illustrating close up until his death March 10, 1985.
Credit line Evelyn Patrick Fleischmann, Bronxville, NY
Collection Fleischmann, Glen
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