The Saturday Evening Post has had its fair share of trials and tribulations, but after nearly two centuries of publication, it lives on. After many different iterations and designs, the magazine has returned to an eclectic format that features human interest, health and history.
Perhaps the most important hallmark of the magazine is the tradition of sourcing high-quality art for each issue's cover. Norman Rockwell, Constantin Alajalov, John Philip Falter, John Clymer and N.C. Wyeth are among the artists that have contributed.
This month Kathryn Mapes Turner has joined their ranks. The local artist's oil depiction of a galloping white horse serves as the illustration for a cover story about equine therapy.
"I'm pinching myself with this news," Turner said. "This is a tremendous honor to have my art featured in such an esteemed publication."
The selection is especially close to her heart given her life-long relationship with horses.
"Growing up as part of the fourth generation of my family’s ranching tradition, we have a very special relationship with horses, and I express this in my paintings," she said.
This is the second time that Turner has been featured in the publication in the past few years. The periodical also published her painting of a sandhill crane alongside a story about seasonal migrations in 2018.