Artwork By: Stan Galli
Date of Original: 1960s
Original Size: 40 x 25 inches
This is a fine print reproduction of a mid-century travel poster promoting tourism to Los Angeles, California via United Airlines. The illustration features a woman in a swimsuit and sunglasses enjoying the California sunshine as palm trees offer depth in the background among a golden sky.
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, California, 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.