Jack Murray (1889 - )
Jack Murray was born in 1889 and grew up with a passion for nature, animals and the great outdoors. His artistic talent captured the splendor found in natural outdoor settings and wildlife.
Murray produced 12 covers for The Saturday Evening Post magazine each displaying the graceful beauty of an exotic animal such as the American bald eagle, zebras or white wolves. His first cover for The Saturday Evening Post appeared on August 29, 1931, featured a majestic headshot of a wild leopard. Murray’s artwork continued through 1941. Murray’s his final cover for the Post appeared on March 8, 1941 showing two white wolves closing in on their prey.
In 1936 Murray illustrated one cover for Country Gentleman magazine of a quiet, snowy outdoor scene of a woman, in a bright colored sweater, filling a bird feeder to help her feathered friends during the winter months. Murray also illustrated for Boys’ Life from 1934 through 1936 for the “Og, Son of Fire” series of short stories by Irving Crump and Country Home Magazine in 1937.