Artwork of the Day: Up To Her Neck (Artist Unknown)


Artist Unknown

This book was first published in 1955.

The artist is unknown.  I wish I could tell you who did this cover because it’s one of my favorites.  From the blowing wind to the man in the creek who appears to be saying, “I got undressed, how about you?,” this is a very evocative cover that is open to so many different interpretations.  Did Shirley and the man go to the creek together or did Shirley follow the man and then wait for him to see her?  Or did the man spot Shirley at the creek and then swim over to her?  Is the man smiling because he’s just seen Shirley or is he smiling because the water is refreshing?  Is Shirley intrigued by the man or is she just playing coy?  This is a cover the invites you to open the book and find out for yourself.

One response to “Artwork of the Day: Up To Her Neck (Artist Unknown)

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