Saturday, September 3, 2011

Heath Anderson 1930s Sunset Covers

Sunset Magazine has had many wonderful covers through the years. The magazine debuted in May, 1898, with articles on Yosemite and the High Sierra. It has been published monthly since then. Illustrators and artists that have developed covers for Sunset include a who's who of the genre: Maynard Dixon (who did many covers for Sunset), Jules Guerin, Matto Sandona, Paul Farnham, Sam Oppee, Rolf Pielke, Maurice Logan, and my personal favorite, Heath Anderson. By the end of the 1930s, the cover art was primarily photographic, leaving behind the wonderful imaginative graphic illustrations of the first forty years.

Heath Anderson, born in San Francisco, 1903, was a painter and illustrator who remained active in San Francisco until the early 1940s. She was a member of the San Francisco Women Artists and the All Arts Club of Berkeley. She studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts. She did many covers for Sunset in the early 1930s. 

We just picked up a number of classic 1930s Sunsets, including these Heath Anderson covers. Enjoy her art. (Click on the images to enlarge them.)

For a lot of information on the history, art and articles of Sunset Magazine, visit The Sunset Bibliography, a website by Michael A. Keller of Stanford University.

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