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Catalog Number 11928-247
Title Drawing, Six Cabin Designs, "Your Vacation Home", by Glen Fleischmann
Object Name Drawing
Description Six drawings on cabins are set within two columns. The upper proper right drawing is an A-Frame cabin. There is an outdoor grill built into the side of the cabin. The roof extends past the side of the cabin over the deck covering the outdoor grill. A man is setting up a folding table on the deck on the proper left side of the drawing. The middle proper right drawing is a contemporary, one-story, flat roofed cabin with a basement set next to the water. A car port with a station wagon inside is on the proper left side of the drawing. A man is carrying luggage from the station wagon into the cabin on the first floor. The roof extends from the car port to the back deck. The deck extends over the water creating a boat port. Three large posts supports the roof and deck. The lower proper right drawing is a rear view of a one-story, pitched roof, log cabin with a basement set next to the water. A station wagon is parked on the proper right side of the drawing next to a set of stairs that lead down to the boat dock. A lean-to is attached to the back of the house on the proper right side and partially covers the back deck. The deck extends over the water creating a boat port which is supported by three posts. The upper proper left drawing is a simple one-story log cabin with a stone chimney on the proper right side of the cabin. Two hunters carrying a deer carcass are approaching the front door. The middle proper left drawing is a log cabin with a small extension on the proper right side. A large porch extends the length of the cabin and extension. A picnic table with people around it is butted up next to the extension near a door. The lower proper left drawing is a three-sectional log cabin. The largest section of the cabin is in the middle. A slightly smaller section is on the proper right side with a chimney in between the two sections. The smallest section is attached to the largest on the proper left side toward the back. A porch covers the front of the largest and second largest sections and a roof covers the entirety. A boy holding a fishing pole in his right hand and a bunch of fish in his left hand is approaching the step to the porch.
A plastic overlay with rust ink on the top side covers the illustration.
A thick green paper covers the illustration, is glued to the back of the board, and has a label in the lower proper left corner with text:
Design & Expansion
"Your Vacation Home"
Original art
Glen H. Fleischmann
1160 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708
Phone 914 DE 7-8373
On the back of the board:
Pages #2 + #3
Illustration was published in:
Sports Afield - Date Unknown
"Your Vacation Home"
Pgs. 2-3
Year Range from 1960
Year Range to 1970
Material Paper Board, Ink, Plastic Overlay, Mats, Paper
Medium Drawing On Board
Artist Fleischmann, Glen
Height (in) 21.688
Width (in) 22.625
Depth (in) 0.188
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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