Penrhyn Stanlaws

At the Fashion Show
At the Fashion Show
2/3/1934

Penrhyn Stanlaws began his career with The Saturday Evening Post providing his first cover on July 26, 1913. Stanlaws along with artists such as Boileau, Underwood, and Coffin, chose to paint portraits of women decked out in their finery. Most appear in the prime of their youth with a sometimes sullen and detached attitude. As time passed and color began to make itís way onto the scene, Stanlaws would sometimes add a singular element to punctuate the piece. A cup of tea, a lovely bouquet of flowers, or a reflective look toward an open book let the viewer explain the action on their own terms. Stanlows brush added an ethereal and soft illusion that gave a dreamy appeal to the characters he portrayed. He produced thirty-seven The Saturday Evening Post covers between the years of 1913 and 1934.