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Exhibition: Graphic Prose: Illustration Art Of The 19th & 20th Centuries From February 28, 2019 To May 24, 2019 At Childs Gallery

Graphic Prose: Illustration Art of the 19th & 20th Centuries

Press Release:

From Childs Gallery’s repository of works on paper, Graphic Prose: Illustration Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries, is an exhibition focused on fine prints and drawings originally created to be produced in books, magazines, posters, and advertisements. Historically, the art of illustration is closely linked to the processes of printing and publishing, which rapidly became more efficient and economical during the 19th and 20th centuries. In presenting a wide range of illustrations from this period, Graphic Prose not only explores these technological advances but also the social history and artistic styles of these periods.

By the early 19th century in Europe, printing technologies substantially improved reproduction quality, and a concurrent changing political climate resulted in demand for publications and imagery circulating political and social commentary. Notable illustrators of the early 19th century included George Cruikshank, Thomas Rowlandson, and Honoré Daumier, who contributed immensely to their respective British and French Satire genres through popular journals. Highlighted in Graphic Prose, are fine examples of each artist’s caricatures encapsulating social mores, types, and classes, through finely hand-colored prints.

In America, mechanization and production led to the “Golden Age of Illustration,” a period of unprecedented excellence in book and magazine illustration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A small group of illustrators became highly successful, among them James Montgomery Flagg, William Ladd Taylor, and A.B. Frost, all represented within this exhibition. Images created by the illustrators of this “Golden Age” often became standards for the visualization of characters, fashions, and lifestyles which entered the collective consciousness of popular culture. The zeitgeist for published materials, books, magazines, fashion plates, and advertisements wielded increasing power on social and political stages by reaching an ever-expanding audience eager to digest new sights and new ideas.

Because of their technical execution, creativity, context, and the purpose of their commission, the individual works selected in Graphic Prose are poignant expressions of the dynamic times in which they were created. Spanning two centuries of illustration, the exhibition features varied artists including Rockwell Kent, Everett Shinn, William Hogarth, Félix Buhot, Bernard Brussel-Smith, Thomas Starling Sullivant, Jared French, Fritz Eichenberg, and others, offering an expansive look at this continually popular genre of art.

On display in Childs Gallery’s Print Room, Graphic Prose: Illustration Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries will run concurrently with National Reading Month. The exhibition is on view February 28 through May 24, 2019.

 

On exhibit until May 24th, 2019
Drawing by Hugo Gellert: Study for "The New Masses", represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
21×19IN.
Study for "The New Masses"
Watercolor By Rockwell Kent: Plantation In Sao Paulo, Brazil At Childs GalleryQuick View
8×10IN.
Plantation in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Drawing by Rockwell Kent: Medal Design for Justice Hugo Black, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
9×18IN.
Medal Design for Justice Hugo Black
Drawing By Rockwell Kent: George B. Smith (study For N By E) At Childs GalleryQuick View
4×6IN.
$12,000
George B. Smith (Study
Drawing By Dean Cornwell: Laying Cable Study For A Portion Of "telephone Men And Women At Work" At Childs GalleryQuick View
36×42IN.
$9,500
Laying Cable - Study
Drawing by Everett Shinn: Sketch for Rose of the Rancho, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
12×7IN.
$8,250
Sketch for Rose of the Rancho
Drawing By Rockwell Kent: Vitamin Advertisement, Preliminary Sketch At Childs GalleryQuick View
4×6IN.
$7,500
Vitamin Advertisement, Preliminary Sketch
Watercolor by Arthur B. Frost: Willed and Bequeathed, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
17×13IN.
$5,200
Willed and Bequeathed
Print By Rockwell Kent: Northern Night (n By E) At Childs GalleryQuick View
5×8IN.
$4,500
Northern Night (N by E)
Drawing by Thomas Starling Sullivant: Pretty Well Fixed, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
11×8IN.
$3,500
Pretty Well Fixed
Watercolor By William Ladd Taylor: Barry Lyndon, Esq. At Childs GalleryQuick View
30×20IN.
$3,500
Barry Lyndon, Esq.
Drawing by Eli Jacobi: Bowery Nights, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
15×12IN.
$2,500
Bowery Nights
Print by Bernard Brussel-Smith: When I Was a Bachelor, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
4×3IN.
$2,500
When I Was a Bachelor
Print By Thomas Rowlandson: Looking At The Comet Till You Get A Criek [sic] In The Neck At Childs GalleryQuick View
1334×93150IN.
$2,400
Looking At The Comet
Drawing By Charles Livingston Bull: Then He Saw The Ball Falling Into Harry's Hand, He Loved The Ball At Childs GalleryQuick View
22×16IN.
$1,900
Then He saw the
Drawing By Jared French: Woman With Coat At Childs GalleryQuick View
12×7IN.
$1,800
Woman with Coat
Print By Edna W. Lawrence: [robin Hood's Merry Men] At Childs GalleryQuick View
14×10IN.
$1,800
[Robin Hood's Merry Men]
Drawing by Jared French: Woman, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
8×4IN.
$1,600
Woman
Drawing By Dudley Vaill Talcott: News From Our Various Departments At Childs GalleryQuick View
5×19IN.
$1,500
News from our Various Departments
Print By Bernard Brussel Smith: Soldier, Soldier Will You Marry Me? At Childs GalleryQuick View
2×3IN.
$1,500
Soldier, Soldier Will You Marry Me?
Drawing by Jared French: Woman from Behind, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
9×3IN.
$1,250
Woman from Behind
Drawing By Joseph Pennell: Going To The Riffel [switzerland] At Childs GalleryQuick View
10×14IN.
$900
Going to the Riffel [Switzerland]
Drawing By James Montgomery Flagg: The Market Place: I Brought This Old Fellow Here For A Reason At Childs GalleryQuick View
14×21IN.
$750
The Market Place: I
Watercolor By Dan Lawler: Humpty Dumpty Children's Magazine Cover At Childs GalleryQuick View
19×15IN.
$650
Humpty Dumpty Children's Magazine Cover
Print By Bernard Brussel Smith: Sourwood Mountain At Childs GalleryQuick View
4×4IN.
$500
Sourwood Mountain
Print by Honore Daumier: V'la, v'la l'coco! il est frais (Here, here's the coconut mi, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
10×14IN.
$475
V'la, v'la l'coco! il
Print by George Cruikshank: Le Retour de Paris, or the niece presented to her relatives , represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
10×14IN.
$425
Le Retour de Paris,
Print By Fritz Eichenberg: Jane Eyre [woman On Couch] At Childs GalleryQuick View
7×5IN.
$325
Jane Eyre [Woman on couch]
Print By Paul Gavarni: Is It Also Your Tutor Who Left Some Black Hair Pins On Your Pillow? At Childs GalleryQuick View
7×10IN.
$275
Is it also your
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