Sunday, 23 May 2010

Harlequin Artists Part I - D. Rickard (1)

D. Rickard is a mystery. Here I discussed this Canadian artist's obscurity. He (or she) illustrated dozens of covers for a number of Canadian paperback publishers from 1949 to 1953 then disappeared. Since that post I've learned nothing new. But here are more Rickard covers - all from Harlequin Books first year.

Harlequin published 25 books in 1949. Nine of the covers had signed art, six by Rickard. There are two more covers not signed by Rickard but done in his distinctive style. The first four of his eight 1949 covers follow.

Harlequin 4 - June 1949

Harlequin 7 - August 1949

Harlequin 9 - August 1949

Harlequin 13 - September 1949

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