Joseph Pearson Talented Mid century Illustrator.
Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog will remember that I’ve featured the work of Joseph Pearson before. I first came across his work in Betty Crocker’s New Picture book and mentioned him in a post here. A brief recap will reveal that very little is known about this talented artist. I even contacted the Betty Crocker Corp too, but even they couldn’t shed any more background information. One reader from the last blog post told me about another book Joe was involved with called ‘ The Southern and Southwestern Cookbook ‘. I found one illustration here, if anyone has a copy of this book and could provide me with some decent scans of the illustrations in this book, please let me know. He is also linked to two old school books called The New People and Progress and More People and Progress
© 1955 by Scott, Foresman and Company
More of Joe’s inspirational work below.
There is a ‘Charley Harper feeling’ to Joseph’s work. He demonstrates flair and confidence and creates charm and warmth in all of his illustrated situations.
If anyone has any information about this artist or indeed anymore of Joe’s images that we could share on here, please let me know.
I may have enough images from the Betty Crocker book to do one more post about Joe’s work. Such a talented guy.