"Nora," he said huskily
Date: 1940
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 30 1/4 in. (76.2 x 76.8 cm) frame: 31 1/4 × 31 1/2 in. (79.4 × 80 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Parents Permitting," by Anne Wormser, in The Ladies' Home Journal, August 1940
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph P. Fraczkowski, 1990
Object Number: 1990-17
About: This scene captures the first moments of a couple's romance, which will be threatened by many reversals before they find their happy ending. Loomis's cinematic style - here highlighted by glamorous characters and moody background - created an immediate emotional impact, lending him success in story illustration and advertisements. He was also influential as an author of instructional books on illustration, in which he recommended that illustrators study the works of Howard Pyle.
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