I think the most striking part of his style is the structure of his figures. These a degree of cubism is the construction similar to Tamara de Lempicka. The shape of the clothing folds and highlights on the hair make the models look like they were sculpted out of some kind of metal. Facial features are streamlined in an idealized manner not too dissimilar from the Art Deco movement of the time, which for however still the model may be look, they still have a sense of momentum.
Then there's Leyendecker's command of color. I came into using color in my artwork rather late in the game, but when I do, I always come to his color for inspiration.
While many of his paintings were made to display strapping, powerful men and tall, graceful women in new designer clothing...
He could all convey humorous anecdotes through more rubbery expressions and looser poses, something Norman Rockwell cited as a key influence.
Next Week on Admirable Artists: Howard Pyle.