Frederic Varady (1908-2002) was an American illustrator born in Budapest. He escaped those nasty Nazis and immigrated to the USA in 1931. He lived and worked in New York City. Varady did illustrations for magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Home Companion and Ladies Home Journal, among others.
When his career began, Varady seemed to be following the industry’s standard formula of what was expected of illustrations published in periodicals. Sometime in the 1950s, he had established himself enough as an illustrator to take certain creative liberties with his work, which resulted in illustrations that felt just a little more progressive than his earlier pieces.
Illustrations via Walt Reed Illustration Archive, Washington University