For the new years holiday, we decided to explore the work of the great American artist J.C. Leyendecker. Known in the early 20th century as one of the pre-eminent illustrators, he was a predecessor and idol of the great Norman Rockwell. Perhaps one of his most famous series of works, and the reason why we are featuring him today, is his covers for the The Saturday Evening Post where he popularized his iconic New Year’s Baby (the last from him being in 1943).

Enjoy more examples of the traditional baby below as you think towards resolutions and plans for 2013 which we hope includes perusing the pages here on AM. Happy New Years!

Tipped off by lines and colors.