Painting Over the Photos, Vol. 2: A Collector’s Guide to L. Goddard

By Norman I. Platnick

Enchantment Ink is pleased to introduce the 27th volume in our series of full-color guides to American illustrators: Painting Over the Photos, Vol. 2: A Collector's Guide to L. Goddard, by Norman Platnick and Lois Emerson. More than 17 years in the making, this new volume attempts to bring together all the calendar art attributed to “L. Goddard.” Although Goddard produced some of the most evocative calendar art of the 1920’s, she remains poorly known and enigmatic. Some authors have maintained that “L. Goddard” is merely a pseudonym, but we provide a detailed biography of the artist. The book includes full-color images of the calendar art attributed to Goddard (including not only wall and mailing calendars, but also blotters, boxes, fans, jigsaw puzzles, and thermometers), as well as sheet music and magazine pieces. Sections cover her many famous Indian maiden images (around 50 different paintings!), exotic ladies (gypsies, pirates, tropical settings, eastern costumes, and classical settings), and enchanted ladies, as well as her early works and prints featuring couples, gents, moms with babies and kids, families, and children. Appendices cover copyrights and company painting records not yet associated with images, as well as the known calendar art attributed to R. F. Ingerle, who is thought to have collaborated with Goddard on at least a few paintings.

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