Jerry Weiss’s father, Morris Weiss, was a very successful cartoonist who also collected pictures from the Golden Age of American Illustration. Jerry Weiss, who was featured in the June 2008 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, credits his freewheeling approach to growing up with the works of fabulous draftsmen all around him.
To see examples of work by illustrators Jerry Weiss mentions, visit these sites.
James Montgomery Flagg
J. C. Leyendecker
Other wonderful Golden Age illustrators:
Jessie Willcox Smith
N. C. Wyeth
To look up other illustrators whose work you’re interested in, visit:
Society of Illustrators/Museum of American Illustration
National Museum of American Illustration
American Illustrators Gallery