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Catalog Number 11928-81
Title Painting, Young Man Lying On A Green Couch, "A Good Clean-Cut American Boy", by Glen Fleischmann
Object Name Painting
Description A young man wearing grey pants, burgundy shirt, light green socks, and black loafers is lying on a green couch with his feet resting on the couch's left arm and his hands resting on his stomach. A man wearing a white shirt and brown pants is frowning at the young man while walking out of the room. A woman wearing a pink dress with a red belt is walking next to the man also frowning at the young man. A boy wearing a red and white striped shirt and blue pants is sitting on the ground with comic books next to him looking at the young man. A world map is on the wall on the proper right side. A lamp sits on a black end table on the left side of the couch, and china hutch is behind the man and woman in the background.
On the back of the board:
Issue Nov 19
Job No. M8450
Title A Good Clean-Cut American Boy - 2pp.
Author Harlan Ware
Artist Glen Fleischmann
Delivery Date Sept. 30/49
Return Art To Rahl Studios 551 Fifth Avenue New York, N.Y.
Received stamp: RECEIVED OCT 10 1949
Illustration published in:
Colliers - November 19, 1949
"A Good Clean-Cut American Boy" by Harlan Ware
Pgs. 20-21
Date 1949
Material Paper Board, Paint
Medium Gouache On Board
Artist Fleischmann, Glen
Height (in) 29.25
Width (in) 22
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