Artwork By: Stan Galli
Date of Original: 1950s
Original Size: 40 x 25 inches
This is a fine print reproduction of a vintage travel poster promoting tourism to California via United Airlines. The poster features a tan woman in the foreground enjoying the sunshine while sunbathers and beachgoers enjoy the day in the background.
Stan Galli (1912-2009) was a prolific illustrator whose work crossed many genres—magazine illustration, postage stamp design, travel posters, Navy training manuals, advertising posters, and landscape paintings of the Italian countryside. Born in San Francisco, Galli attended the California Art Institute (now the San Francisco Art Institute) before becoming an advertising artist. During World War II, he contributed to the war effort by drawing images of battleships to be included in Navy training manuals.