George Hughes

George Hughes was born in 1907 in New York City. He studied art and mechanical drawing at New Yorkís Art Students League and the National Academy of Design. Once out of school, he worked as a freelance fashion illustrator. It was not until 1942 that he landed his first assignment with The Saturday Evening Post. His Post covers were a great success with his public, each able to recall similar family scenes. One endearing cover shows a father swallowing a spoonful of nasty tasting medicine in the hope of getting his young son to comply. ìHughesí authentic blend of humor and truth caught the imagination of a generation. Visit to see more images.