Peter Helck: Trucking On

The illustrator Peter Helck was known for his masterful renderings of machinery, especially trucks, cars, trains and aircraft. When he was a boy in New York City around 1900 he would watch steam locomotives near Grand Central Station. That lead to a life-long fascination with engines and machinery. He became a commercial artist, but his expertise was in illustrating vehicles and machinery. Here is a small sampling of his advertising work.

Mack Trucks 1945

Mack Trucks 1945

Republic Steel 1943

Mack Trucks 1945

Mack Trucks 1944

Fisk Solid Tires 1918

Chevrolet 1950

Packard 1945

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