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Volume 1642
Tarzan and Jad-bal-ja the Golden Lion

 Gallery III

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Frank H. Young charcoal by J. Allen St. John
Contributed by Gary Young
"J. Allen St. John taught classes for my grandfather, Frank H. Young, who was the founder of the American Academy of Art in Chicago. While St. John was a life-drawing instructor at the American Academy, he drew a wonderful charcoal portrait of my grandfather. It's probably the most remarkable charcoal portrait I've ever seen, as the original is only about 5"x7" and it currently adorns my office wall. Obviously, some of the wonderful tonality is lost in this shot through the glass, but you get the idea." ~ Gary Young
A reproduction of this photo appeared in the 1950 catalog and promotion booklet issued by the American Academy of Art.

Recently Discovered Framed Paintings

James Allen St. John
Two watercolors, one vertical 28" x 19", one horizontal 19" x 28"
Both of these two great pieces are signed with his trademark St. J.
CONTACT: Mark Links

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This is the original cover art for
the magazine Mystic #1, published in 1953. 
Size: 16" x 20" 
J. Allen St. John Mystic pulp 1953
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Harold Bell Wright's The Re-Creation of Brian Kent
with illustrations by J. Allen St. John. (above)

It was published by The Book Supply Company 
~ copyright August, 1919. 

The J. Allen St. John illustrations produced for this volume 
include one full-color frontispiece plate 
and three full-color plates throughout the text,
all on thick paper. 

The front cover lettering and decoration, 
and spine lettering, are in gold ink.

Weird Tales Cover Art: December 1936

Amazing Stories Cover Art: October 1941

Amazing Stories: January 1943

The Canyon of No Return
A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, 1932
A dust jacket in colour.

From the Raymond Cuthbert Collection

The Corner Stone by Margaret Hill McCarter
A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, 1945

J. Allen St. John wraparound: Swords of Mars - 5 interiors
From ERB C.H.A.S.E.R. Illustrated Bibliography: ERBzine 0736
This, he said, is the brain.I took Ozara in my arms and leaped.He lunged a me viciously.
A sword flashed inward.It succeeded in eluding him.
Swords of Mars
ERB, Inc. 1936

Two people sat in a saddle on the thoat's broad back.
John Carter and the Giant of Mars
Amazing Stories, January 1941


J. Allen St. John: Tarzan and the City of Gold - 5 b/w interior plates
From ERB C.H.A.S.E.R. Illustrated Bibliography: ERBzine 0725


J. Allen St. John Features in ERBzine
ERBzine 0602: St. John Biography and Colour Art Gallery I
ERBzine 0682: Guide to St. John Features in ERBzine
ERBzine 0683: St. John Gallery II ~ Line Art
ERBzine 1642: St. John Gallery III
ERB / J. Allen St. John: Mutual Admiration
ERBzine 2305 St. John Face in Pool
ERBzine 2314 St. John Colour Art


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