Happy New Year!

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Alexander Gulyaev – New Year

Andre Henri Dargelas - New Year's Day

Andre Henri Dargelas – New Year’s Day

Cherri Wood - Happy New Year

Cherri Wood – Happy New Year

Cherri Darling (Cherri Wood’s blog – it features a LOT of her art.)

Corwin Corax - New Year's Firefly

Corwin Corax – New Year’s Firefly

Elizabeth Bem - Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Elizabeth Bem – Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Sergei Dunchev - On New Year

Sergei Dunchev – On New Year

Tatiana Deriy - New Year's Fairy Tale

Tatiana Deriy – New Year’s Fairy Tale

ArtRussia: Tatyana Deriy

Walter Molino - New Year Begins

Walter Molino – New Year Begins

And the best for last . . . Illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, like his contemporary Norman Rockwell, was best known for his numerous covers for the Saturday Evening Post. While Rockwell may be the more famous of the two (though I’d say not by much), I personally prefer Leyendecker’s work to Rockwell’s. He did several of the new year’s covers which always featured Baby New Year in some amusing vignette that frequently referenced events of the time. A few of these even broke from the tradition of portraying Baby New Year as a boy, and so these are apropos to this blog:

J.C. Leyendecker - Cover for The Saturday Evening Post, December 30th, 1911

J.C. Leyendecker – Cover for The Saturday Evening Post, December 30th, 1911

J.C. Leyendecker - Cover for The Saturday Evening Post, January 1st, 1916

J.C. Leyendecker – Cover for The Saturday Evening Post, January 1st, 1916

Wikipedia: J.C. Leyendecker

American Art Archives: J.C. Leyendecker

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