21 June 2013

Argosy covers by Robert A. Graef




Argosy, later titled The Argosy and Argosy All-Story Weekly, was an American pulp magazine from 1882 through 1978, published by Frank Munsey. Robert Arthur Graef did a number of covers of it.  
 
FEB 1934

1932

OCT 1931

JULY 1932
 Graef  was born in New York City in 1879 of German immigrant parents. His illustrations  appeared in Red Book, The Delineator, Woman's Home Companion, Hampton's Magazine,The Rotarian, Woman's World, The Farmer's Wife, St. Nicholas Magazine, and Boy's Life. as well as the Hearst newspaper syndicate.

 On April 26, 1942 he registered with the selective service, as required by law. He was recorded to be age sixty-two, five-seven, 156 pounds, with a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and gray hair. During the Second World War he created patriotic recruitment posters.

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3 comments:

  1. What's the spread of years in the issues you show?

    I gather some are from the 30s (NRA) and pre-WWII, but I'd be interested to see how far back they go.

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    1. I've put some dates in where I could ID them

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  2. Another fine artist. Are there any books available on this wonderfull talent?

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