Clyde Squires

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Clyde Squires - Air. i>ihble By George Dibble Visiting In Salt...
Air. i>ihble By George Dibble Visiting In Salt Lake City is a former Utahn who achieved distinction as an illustrator for many of America's Ie . ad ^ ng ^ ma £ a7 -' lrics - Artist C. Clyde Squires of Great Neck, f Long Island, recalls that he shared a train seat to New York with Harold Orlob at the turn of the century. His drawings were destined to catch the eyes of readers of. Life, Argosy, Munsey, Delineator and other magazines and 1 Mr. Orlob's Songs were to please the nation's popular music lovers. i Reprints oi "Her Gift," best known of Mr. Squire's illustra- I tions achieved an all time record for popularity. Mr. Orlob's best I known composition was "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now." j "Her Gift," painted a few | years after the artist's marriage to Elva Eliason of Logan, Utah, was inspired by the birth of the Squires' son Charles. A study of the young mother affectionately presenting the new born infant ic? the father's fond approval, captivated the editor of "Success" magazine who featured it in the Christmas number of 1909. A deluge of requests for reprints followed publication. "For All Eternity" Another of Mr. Squires' illustrations, a wedding .scene titled "For Ali Eternity" appeared in the "Delineator" before being reprinted for a %vide circulation by Brown and Bigelow. Another drawing reproduced in rotogravure was offered as a premium for subscriptions to several leading magazines. One of Mr. Squires' early illustrations, it had first appeared in "Life" magazine. "Seeing it reproduced as my first double spread gave me quite a thrill. It looked as big as a 24-foot poster," Mr. Squires commented when recalling the event. John Amos Mitchell, 'editor of, "Life," pronounced an Illustration depicting a World War I troop laden ocean liner leaving a crowded dock, as the "best war cover we ever had." When Mr. Mitchell died the famous artist Charles Dana Gibson took over for a few months. Mr. Gibson commended the Salt Laker highly for his excellent work. "They're All Good" Mr. Squires was a close acquaintance of the late James Montgomery Flagg. He recalls an occasion when Mr. Flagg was waiting for an art editor to look over his preliminary drawings. "This one is good" said the editor. "Damn it, they're all good," exploded Flagg, "How many do you want?" He confided to Mr. Squires who had overheard, "an art editor is nothing but a stumbling block on our way to teach the public." Elected to a membership in the-Society of American Illustrators, his work was exhibited in London where he was hailed as one of America's leading illustrators. He engaged a studio for a tims in Wilmington, Delaware, where he worked with Howard Pyle. He also studied with Howard Chandler Christy. Other IKahns Follow His second trip to New York followed a summer during which he collaborated with Jack Sears in conducting the School of Illustration in the Templeton Building. When he returned to the east a second time he was accompanied by Watson Barrett He was followed a year later by Mr. Sears. Mr. and Mrs. Squires will return to their home in August. Their son Charles was recently appointed Research Director for Griswold Eshclman "Advertising Co. Their daughter Jean is married to an advertising director and lives in New York City.

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 31 Jul 1960, Sun,
  3. Page 143

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