Issued June 6, 1912
John Cecil Clay was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia in 1875. He studied at the Art Students League of New York and had a graphic style that was suited to illustration. A recurring subject was pretty young women. He was a member of Society of Illustrators and was represented at the St. Louis Exposition-World’s Fair 1904. During his life he worked for Life, Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly,The Century Magazine Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping.
On June 6, 1912 Clay’s art graced the cover of LIFE’s Turtle Dove Number