Beautiful full color postcards of Leo Politi's art are now available from Olvera Street merchants, Caravan Books, the Los Angeles Public Library, the Thousand Oaks Library and the City of Brea Library and many other Los Angeles Landmark locations.

 

 

 

 

   

Carroll Avenue

Circa 1980s.  Just a few blocks from artist Leo Politi's Echo Park home in an historical section known as Angeleno Heights.

Back of Postcard

On Sunday

From the Angel City Press full color monograph entitled "Leo Politi: Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles"

Girl Eating Snow Cone with Friends

From the Angel City Press full color monograph entitled "Leo Politi: Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles"

La Cucaracha

1944 illustration by Leo Politi for the Cuban story of Miss Cockroach from the "Stories from the Americas".

Main Street Los Angeles

Circa mid 1940s.  Main Street humanity in downtown Los Angeles

A Mother Prays

Gouache on paper, 1937.  From the Angel City Press full color monograph entitled "Leo Politi: Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles"

A Mona Lisa in Watts

From the Angel City Press full color monograph entitled "Leo Politi: Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles"

Olvera Street Dancers

Artist Leo Politi felt he discovered "heaven" at first sight of the picturesque Olvera Street in the early 1930s.  The historical street became an integral part of his artwork.

Study for the Blessing of the Animals

Mural, circa mid 1970s

 

Admiring Marionettes

 

 

Mother & Children

Circa 1970s

Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street

From the special 2005 printing of the book "Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street"

A Caldecott Honor Book

Walking Away

From the Angel City Press full color monograph entitled "Leo Politi: Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles"

 

Historic Olvera Street

Script Magazine Cover

May 1947

Olvera Street

From the book "Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street"

A Caldecott Honor Book

Las Posadas at El Pueblo

Script Magazine Cover

December 1947

Angels Flight

From the book "Bunker Hill"

 

Young Girl in South Central Los Angeles

From the Angel City Press biography art book entitled "Leo Politi Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles"

The Watts Towers

From the 2005 Watts Towers Arts Center exhibit "Leo Politi: Artist of the Angels"

Ondo Dancers in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

(During Nisei Week)

From Rob Wagner biography art book entitled "Leo Politi Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles"

Proud Mother and Father

Gouache on paper, 1938

 

Boy Rings Mission Bell

St. Francis and the Animals

A children's book written and illustrated by Leo Politi.  Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1959

Looking in Mr. Fong's Toy Shop

Gouache on paper

 

Chinatown

 

Girls in a Circle at Play

Featured in the 2006-2007 City of Rancho Mirage art exhibit entitled "Leo Politi's Children"

Moy Moy

A study from the 1960 children's book "Moy Moy" written and illustrated by Leo Politi

Little Girls About to Perform the Candle Dance

(A dance by maidens at the Imperial Palace in Old China)

Children Reading

1952 mural.  A portion of the Leo Politi untitled mural painted in the South Pasadena Public Library.

Panorama of Bunker Hill, Los Angeles

From the Angel City Press full color monograph entitled "Leo Politi: Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles"

Ring Around Diversity

Diversity has always been at the heart of Leo Politi's art.

Pancho and Rosa

On the back of the postcard Pancho and Rosa are featured on the cover of the November 22, 1941 Thanksgiving edition of Rob Wagner's Script Magazine.  The caption reads "Little Pancho Prefers Tortillas to Turkey"

Las Posadas

From the book "Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street"

A Caldecott Honor Book

Olvera Street

Section of the mural "The Blessing of the Animals"

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

From the book "The Poinsettia"

Olvera Street

From the book "The Poinsettia"

Three Pow Wow Studies

Featured in the 2006-2007 City of Rancho Mirage art exhibit entitled "Leo Politi's Children".

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

From the Angel City Press biography art book entitled "Leo Politi Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles"

Little Tokyo - Los Angeles

Children Playing with Kites

From the 2005 Watts Towers Arts Center exhibit "Leo Politi: Artist of the Angels"

These postcards can be purchased from Olvera Street merchants and the Los Angeles Public Library.  They are also available for purchase through the Politi family for a limited time.  Please contact us for further information.

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This site was last updated 10/11/08