11 Famous Artists Who Created Gorgeous “Vogue” Covers

MOMA isn’t the only institution to house famous works by Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol.

1. Ethel Wright, Nov. 1902


Wright was a Victorian-era painter, who throughout her career exhibited a total of 39 works at London’s Royal Academy between 1888 and 1929.

Pictured right: Wright’s painting, Bonjour, Pierrot.

2. J. Allen St. John, March 1909


Chicago-born artist St. John, is best known for being the illustrator of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novels.

Pictured right: St. John’s illustration for the cover of Burroughs’ Tarzan and the Golden Lion.

3. Eduardo García Benito, Sept. 1926


Art Deco artist, Benito, was a contracted illustrator at Vogue throughout the ’20s and ’30s.

Pictured right: Benito’s portrait of King Alfonso XIII de Borbón of Spain, titled: Alfonso XIII a Caballo.

4. George Lepape, Feb. 1929


French artist Lepape, illustrated eight covers for Vogue in 1929.

Pictured right: Lepape’s Feuillets d’Art, Le Miroir Rouge.

5. André E. Marty, Aug. 1930


Along with Vogue, Parisian artist Marty, regularly contributed illustrations to publications like: Harper’s Bazaar, Le Sourire, Fémina, and the prestigious, Gazette du Bon Ton.

Pictured right: Marty’s Woman With Jewelry Chest.

6. Carl Erickson, Feb. 1935


Erickson was a top fashion illustrator for over 35 years.

Pictured right: An example of Erickson’s advertising work.

7. Salvador Dalí, June 1939


The iconic surrealist painter contributed paintings and illustrations to the magazine from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Pictured right: Dalí’s classic and iconic painting, The Persistence of Memory.

Dalí, Dec. 1971

Vogue Paris, Christmas issue.

8. René Gruau, March 1956


Gruau was world renowned fashion illustrator, whose work has appeared in prestigious museums all over the world, including the Louvre.

Pictured right: Gruau’s work for Christian Dior.

Gruau, June/July 1985

9. Erwin Blumenfeld, Jan. 1950


Blumenfeld was not only a well-regarded fashion photographer, but, is considered an early innovator, mixing photography with Dadaism. He is also well known for his black-and-white nudes.

Pictured right: An example of Blumenfeld’s work in Dada photography, Charlie Chaplin.

A Gruau illustration over Blumenfeld photo, April 1945

10. Joan Miró, Dec. 1979


Miró was a world-renowned Surrealist artist.

Pictured right: Miró’s Abstract Expressionist painting, Blue III.

11. Andy Warhol, Dec./Jan 1984


Warhol was no stranger to magazine cover design, he created many iconic cover’s for his own magazine, Interview, throughout the ’70s and early ’80s.

Pictured right: Warhol’s Diana Ross Interview magazine cover, Jan. 1981.

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