JC Leyendecker has a lifetime parter, Charles Beach, who once modeled
for him and then became his lover until his death. He is indeed
handsome, with broad shoulders, deep eyes and luscious lips.
Charles Beach modeled for a Leyendecker’s painting, The Arrow Collar
man which catapulted his career and set the standard for what is
handsome. The public was in awe about this perfect man. Every woman
wants to be with him (and I am sure half of the men too) and the rest of
the guys wants to be like him. Little did they know that their ideal
model of a man is based on the painter’s life long lover.
Leyendecker died in Beach’s arms when he was 77 on 1951, while Beach,
who never recovered from this heartbreak, died the next year.