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ILLUSTRATION II: A Sampler of American Golden Age Illustration

ILLUSTRATION II: A Sampler of American Golden Age Illustration


James Montgomery Flagg, pencil sketch, ca. 1940

Suraci Gallery
Oct 27, 2014 - Dec 07, 2014

The “Golden Age” in American illustration (1900–1940s) was a period of excellence and proliferation in print illustration. Advances in technology led to faster and inexpensive printing of books, magazines, and newspapers; publications and their accompanying illustrations had an unprecedented impact on American life, consumerism, and culture.

Organized by illustrator John Kascht, the works in the exhibition provide a range of styles and approaches in vintage illustration and early animation. Included in the exhibition are drawings and paintings by Franklin Booth, A. B. Frost, Dean Cornwell, Walt Disney Studios, James Montgomery Flagg, Al Hirschfeld, Henry C. Pitz, Norman Rockwell, and Herbert Morton Stoops. Preliminary sketches and studies are spotlighted, revealing the high level of draftsmanship and technical skill employed by these artists.

Gallery Talk: October 29, 3 PM given by John Kascht   



Norman Rockwell, oil, 1935


Al Hirschfeld, Caricature of Arnold Hoffman, Jr, pen and ink


A. B. Frost, All Steam and No Engine, ink and watercolor, 1913 


Walt Disney Studios, animation drawing for Pinocchio, pencil, 1939


Dean Cornwell, Militia, pencil and pastel study



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