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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Paul Rader Midwood Cover Model

Girls Dormitory (Midwood F343) 1963 AUTHOR: Joan Ellis ARTIST: Paul Rader, originally uploaded by Hang Fire Books.

While uploading a new batch of covers to flickr, I noticed that the woman in the background of this Paul Rader painting was done using the same model/photograph as in this 1964 Rader cover I posted previously.

Looks like a new painting rather than over-painting or art director recycling as you frequently see on these covers. It's an interesting glimpse into Rader's artistic process.

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Catherine said...

I wonder if they paid the model for both covers.

William Smith said...

I have a feeling she was copied from a "gentleman's magazine" and wasn't hired by the artist or publisher directly, so probably not.