Jack Leynnwood was the Rembrandt of Revell plastic model boxes.
Leynnwood was a teacher at Art Center, where I went to school, but I don’t think the school administration valued him enough at the time. In my day, the only place he taught gouache painting was at off-campus seminars, where I had the privilege of watching him paint a demo of a red car.
In 1965, the Revell company turned to Leynnwood to paint the box cover for their model of the Army Air Force B-24D.
When Revell switched to using photos instead of paintings on their boxes, I lost interest in plastic models. I didn’t want truth in advertising. I wasn’t just buying a box of plastic parts. I was buying the whole fantasy. And no one understood how to deliver that fantasy that better than Jack Leynnwood.
Read more about this painting and the aircraft shown at The Box Art Den, link.