Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

John Falter (1910-1982)

Rural America: Chautauqua Tent and Buggies (1974)

Rural America: Wheat Fields and Train (1974)

Reared in Falls City, Nebraska, John Falter studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and at the Art Students League in New York City. He created illustrations for prominent agencies and publications but was best known for his Saturday Evening Post covers depicting small towns and country settings. As a Navy lieutenant during World War II, he served on special art assignment and created more than 300 recruitment posters. He illustrated more than 40 books for Reader’s Digest after the war and completed portrait commissions for such dignitaries as Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Louis Armstrong, Olivia de Havilland, and James Cagney. In 1976 he was inducted into the Illustrators Hall of Fame.



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