Commercial Illustration

Jan’s foray into commercial art in the U.S. began with his work painting Alpine-inspired designs on furniture. However, once he began illustrating for major companies, such as CBS and Lees Carpets, as well as for prominent magazines, the likes of Vogue, Mademoiselle, Good Housekeeping, and Saturday Evening Post, the graphic arts became his realm. He later became artistic director for various magazines

Balet’s print ads and magazine images from the 1940s and 50s became iconic – a combination of his light-hearted spirit and unique style.