The new exhibit, The Illustrator’s Pencil: John Falter from Nebraska to The Saturday Evening Post, opens tonight at the Nebraska History Museum in downtown Lincoln. NSHS members and the public are invited to view the exhibit from 5:30-7:30pm as part of Lincoln’s First Friday Artwalks.
John Falter, born and raised in Nebraska, was one of the preeminent illustrators from the 1930s through the 1960s and his work was seen in countless magazines and ad campaigns of the time. His paintings graced the covers of 129 issues of The Saturday Evening Post and many contained imagery that hearkens back to his Nebraska and midwestern roots. Through more than 200 paintings, illustrations, sketches, and studio objects, this exhibit traces his life and career from his birth in Nebraska to his years working for the Post and emphasizes the prominence, in his work, of places and people loved by and familiar to him.
–Deb Arenz, Associate Director of Collections