Artist Profile: Fred Charles Rodewald (1905 — 1955)


Fred Charles Rodewald was an illustrator who was active from 1926 until his death in 1955.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find much biographical information about Rodewald.  He was born in Hanover, Germany but moved, with his family, to New Jersey when he was six years old.  He dropped out of school in 1920, worked in his family’s store, and apparently never had any formal artistic training before he started his career as an illustrator.  In 1954, one year before his death, he wrote and illustrated a book entitled Commercial Art As A Business, a detailed guide to the practical concerns of earning a living as a commercial artist.

A small sampling of his work can be found below.
Bed Time Girl Blood Lusting Demon Illicit Love Is Sweet But Bloody Last Fling of the Playgirl Wife Passion's Mistress Paula Has A Price Pay For My Kiss Respectable Harlot Shamed Vera Is A Tramp

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