George Brehm( 1878-1966) was a native Hoosier who attended Indiana University for one year before beginning his career as an artist. His first real job was as a newspaper artist for the Indianapolis Star. While living in Indianapolis, Indiana, he began illustrating for Reader magazine, published by Bobbs-Merill.
A move to New York to study at the Art Students League brought Brehm in contact with art directors from national magazines. Soon he was receiving commissions from Judge, Puck, and The Saturday Evening Post. He was able to execute the art deco style that became so popular in the early 1900s, and was one of the few artists not required to submit preliminary sketches for approval.
Specializing in painting children, especially boys, Brehm illustrated stories as well as magazine covers. Booth Tarkington's "Little Orvie" stories were made all the more memorable thanks to the illustrator's fine black and white charcoal drawings.
Brehm created 11 covers for The Saturday Evening Post.