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“The Golden Age of Illustration”

  1. Henry Patrick Raleigh (1880 – 1944)

    Henry Patrick Raleigh was a superb draftsman and accomplished illustrator who flourished during the Golden Age of American Illustration. He was sort after by the most popular authors and publications. During his success, he was one of the highest paid illustrators in the country. In 1925, Art Critic Evert Shinn proclaimed him “America’s greatest illustrator.”

  2. Pierre Brissaud (1885 – 1964)

    Pierre Brissaud was a French illustrator, painter, and a prominent figure of French Art Deco. He created illustrations for publications Les Feuillets d’Art, La Gazette du Bon Ton, Fortune, House & Garden, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. He also illustrated books by renown authors Gustave Flaubert, Eugène Fromentin, and Honoré de Balzac, among others.

  3. John R. Neill (1877 – 1943)

    John Rea Neill was a magazine and children’s book illustrator, best known for his exceptional run on the The Oz series. He Illustrated more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, earning him the title of the Royal Illustrator of Oz.

  4. Gustaf Tenggren (1896 – 1970)

    Gustaf Tenggren was born in 1896, in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. During a career spanning 60 years, he exercised a spectrum of styles including Art Nouveau, Cubism, Realism, and Expressionism, urging some to call him “a walking history of art.”

  5. Fashion Fridays ~ Pierre Mourgue (1890 – 1969)

    Pierre Mourgue was born in France, 1890. He was a regular contributor to the premiere French fashion magazine, La Gazette du Bon Ton. As such, the influential magazine was picked up by publishers, Condé Nast, who distributed it across American under the name, Gazette du Bon Genre. The magazine’s artwork was comprised of many talented French illustrators, including Paul Iribe, Pierre Brissaud, Georges Lepape. Condé Montrose Nast enlisted all of the La Gazette du Bon Ton artist for another one of his magazines, Vogue.

  6. Howard Pyle (1853 – 1911)

    Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. He showed a keen interest in art and literature from a very young age. At school Pyle showed indifference to his studies. His mother, who was a painter, encouraged him to pursue art.

  7. René Vincent (1879–1936)

    René Vincent was a French illustrator, painter and poster designer. Prevalent in the 1920s-1930s, he worked in the popular Art Deco style. His illustrations helped define early 20th-century advertising, birthing countless imitators and admirers alike. Tintin creator, Hergé, cited René Vincent as an inspiration.