Thornton Utz produced covers for The American Magazine, Colliers, and the legendary Saturday Evening Post, until the rise of television after World War II killed the magazine industry and the publications that had been his financial mainstay.
Utz is best known, however, as
the artist most associated with Nero Wolfe and was said by The American
Magazine to have illustrated more Nero Wolfe stories than any other
Visitors can see full-sized versions of these and other portraits of the rotund master detective in the Thornton Utz Album at our Deerstalker Facebook page.
Look for more Utz portraits of Nero Wolfe and portraits by other famous illustrators soon.
Plus illustrations of the inimitable Archie Goodwin soon.
If you love Nero Wolfe, and what right-thinking person doesn't?, you will want to read the adventures of Sam Merwin's rotund, cigar smoking gourmand detective, Amy Brewster, the female Nero Wolfe, reprinted for the first time since the 1940s.
Start with A Knife in My Back. Only $3.99 in Kindle at Amazon.