Mead Schaeffer: A Closer Look

Mead Schaeffer was one of the classic illustrators from the golden age of American illustration.

Dean Cornwell

DEAN CORNWELL (American, Babysitting, c. Oil on canvas 30 x 21 in. Not signed From the - Available at 2010 October New York Signature.

“The Count of Monte Cristo” and others  by Mead Schaeffer, American Golden Era illustrator. My all time favorite Book!!

“The Count of Monte Cristo” and others by Mead Schaeffer, American Golden Era illustrator. My all time favorite Book!

Mead Schaeffer (1898-1980). The enigmatic man in the white suit and revolver. With the tropical suit and the Javanese puppet design in the background, this is presumably an illustration for a story set in the Far East. Schaeffer produced illustrations for many American magazines and numerous 'adventure' books, including 'Moby Dick' & 'The Count of Monte Christo'.

Illustration by Mead Schaeffer who produced artwork for many American magazines and numerous 'adventure' books, including 'Moby Dick' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.

“The Count of Monte Cristo” and others  by Mead Schaeffer, American Golden Era illustrator. My all time favorite Book!!

“The Count of Monte Cristo” and others by Mead Schaeffer, American Golden Era illustrator. My all time favorite Book!

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