John Fleming Gould
Southern Adventist University’s School of Visual Art and Design will display original pen and ink
illustrations of the late John Fleming Gould, prominent illustrator for Saturday Evening Post for
nearly a decade.
Opening Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. in the John C. Williams Art Gallery within Brock Hall on campus, “Memories of Times Past” features historic landmarks in New York, as well as Erie, Pa., and includes tiles made from original illustrations.
After graduating from Pratt Institute in New York in 1926, Mr.
Gould created 15,000 illustrations for
the pulp magazine industry and worked as an interior artist alongside cover artist Norman
Rockwell for Curtis Publishing Company. The American Red Cross selected Mr. Gould to illustrate
posters in the late 1950s that were circulated nationally and around the world. Inspiration for the
original art on exhibit at Southern reflects Mr. Gould’s time at General Electric Company. Drawings of
diesel locomotives were carefully reproduced on decals, transferred to six by six ceramic tiles, and kiln
fired. The artist created more than 250 drawings featuring historic buildings, churches, Hudson
River scenes, railroads, riverboats, ferryboats, lighthouses and bridges.
The exhibit is free to the public through Nov. 10. Visit southern.edu/artgallery for open hours, and call 423-236-2732 for more information.