Philip Boileau (1864-1917) painted 34 covers for The Saturday Evening Post between 1907 and his early death from pneumonia in 1917. Most of his covers featured portraits of beautiful, rosy-cheeked women on a white background.
Boileau was born in Canada and grew up in England. He moved to Baltimore, MD, in 1897, where he painted portraits of wealthy Baltimoreans. Later, he moved to Philadelphia, where is work was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
After moving to New York, her married Emily Gilbert in 1907. He died ten years later, in 1917, at age 53.