Charles A. MacLellan (1885-1961) created more fifty colorful covers for The Saturday Evening Post between 1912 and 1936.
MacLellan studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was
mentored by the great Howard Pyle of the Brandywine School. He enjoyed a
varied career, creating designs for stained glass windows and illustrating
ads for Marshall Fields and calendars for Rand McNally. He was also a
prolific contributor to the Post, illustrating 44 covers between
1913 and 1936. His later covers featured women almost exclusively, but his
earlier covers were more varied, featuring soldiers, teachers, and
children. One red-haired boy makes an appearance in more than a dozen
MacLellan lived much of his life in Wilmington, Delaware. His paintings can
be found at the Delaware Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum.