Rural America: Chautauqua Tent and Buggies (1974)
Rural America: Wheat Fields
and Train (1974)
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.