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
Marywood University Art Galleries
|Shields Center for Visual Arts
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509-1598