Mother Kissing Her Baby
Mother Kissing Her Baby by American Painter Charles Gates Sheldon (1889 – 1961); an Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco style illustrator and portrait artist.
This is a stunningly beautiful portrait of a young mother embracing her baby in her arms close to her chest has she kisses the sleeping child on the forehead.
The image has an ethereal look to it and follows in the steps of the classical art masters of the past and is a marvelous work of art to look at.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as metal, acrylic and canvas print online.
Bio Information Derived From
Charles was born in Worcester, Massachusetts USA, but spent most of his life in Springfield, Massachusetts.
He began his artistic studies at the Arts Students League located in New York City at 215 West 57th Street, which was founded in 1875 and originally housed in rented rooms at 16th street and 5th Avenue.
Charles created artwork in the Art Nouveau, Edwardian (which overlap, but with the Edwardian style being much simpler in design) as well as Art Deco styles and when he finished his studies at the Arts Students League, he traveled to Paris France to study under the Czech Painter Alphonse Mucha (Alfons Maria Mucha 1860 – 1939).
On his return to the United States, he began producing fashion illustrations for the Ladies Home Journal Publication; and would produce advertising art for clients such as the Fox Shoe Company, Gainsborough, Fiberloid Hair Brushes, Grown & Bigelow and La Vogue Lingerie in which he received his first commission in 1918 for a pinup illustration.
He would also go on to produces covers for Collier’s Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s Home Companion, Theater Magazine and Photoplay from 1925 – 1930; which launched his career as a portrait cover artist.
This recognition led to him receiving commissions from famous women from all over the world, who sat for him at his studio in Carnegie Hall; located in New York City, USA.
This resulted in many of the Hollywood starlets of the time posing for him such as Mae West, Greta Garbo, Mary Pickford, Jean Harlow, Clara Bow, Shirley Temple and many, many others of the Hollywood Golden Age Era.