From the bio:

One of Fulton’s last works as a magazine illustrator was an assignment to paint a series of scenes, one for each state (Blue Book’s “State Series”) which required extensive research as each scene was based on historical fact. A notable Blue Book cover by Fulton in another series (March 1951) was entitled “Men of America: Mark Twain.” This work received a congratulatory note from Mark Twain’s cousin Cyril Clemens, the president of the International Mark Twain society on March 25th 1951.

Unfortunately, the “State Series” was dropped after about half the paintings had appeared when Blue Book magazine changed their style before they “ceased publication in the rash of magazine failures that followed the advent of the radio, and LIFE and LOOK picture magazines.”


John Russell Fulton Blue Book Illustration

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