Al Schmidt was a successful illustrator of books and advertisements
during the mid-20th Century.
His work appeared in many magazines in the 1950's and
1960's, and on many book jackets. This is a portrait of Irving Phillips 1904
- 2000), who was a noted American playwright, cartoonist, author,
illustrator, and educator. He was well known for his daily comic panels in
The Strange World Of Mr. Mum, which appeared in 180 newspapers in 22
countries between the years of 1958 - 1974.
Another detail of this artwork is below.