Jones Beach is an archival print from a Lyle Suter cartoon illustration depicting city beachgoers on typical afternoon in the 1950s at Jones Beach in New York. The beach scene shows 7 (five women and two men) fun loving New Yorkers seated and lying on the beach with colorful umbrellas and enjoying the sand and sea in Mr. Suter’s distinct cartooning style.
Comedy is injected with laughing, fit and sun tanning ladies outnumbering one man in the group while another pot bellied gentleman seated away from the fun and unable to participate. Mr. Suter’s cartoon ably tells the viewer that these city dwellers are happy to be at the beach away from the grind and their jobs in the City. The artwork shows signs of the times with one piece ladies bathing suits, lighting a cigarette and horned rim sun glasses.
This is a great artwork for homes and businesses near beaches and those that want to capture the fun and spirit of the 1950s, especially New Yorkers.
Jones Beach 1950s artwork is displayed in the Lyle Suter Art Museum in the Private Collection exhibit in the New York City (NYC)1950 section along with photos taken by Mr. Suter of 1950s NYC. The NYC section is immediately after the introductory photos of Mr. Suter at his homes in the early 1950s in New York City and in the 2000s in Palm Desert, CA.