Jes Schlaikjer, Forgotten Illustrator
4 monthes ago - By Art Contrarian
I hadn't known of Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer (1897-1982) until he was featured in Illustration Magazine a few months ago.
For one thing, he wasn't included in my go-to reference book about illustrators, Walt Reed's The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000. Another reason I hadn't noticed him was that he seldom or never appeared in major magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post or Collier's nor in some other magazines that I sometimes saw when I was young.
His Wikipedia is here. It states that he was "most known for his recruitment and war bonds posters during World War II." The Illustration...
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