Treasury of American Pen & Ink Illustration 1881-1938

Treasury of American Pen & Ink Illustration 1881-1938

by Fridolf Johnson (Editor)

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"Looking for a good book? Treasury of American Pen & Ink Illustration 1881-1938 is a coffee-table-style book of outstanding black and white art that is magnificent to look through and should be in every art lover's home." — Rushford Public Library
A combination of technological advances and a vast reservoir of native talent led to a golden age in American illustration during the period between the Gilded Age and the dawn of World War II. Popular magazines such as Century, Scribner's, Puck, and Life launched the careers of many aspiring illustrators, including Edwin Austin Abbey, Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Frederic Remington, Charles Dana Gibson, Rockwell Kent, and many others.
This collection features more than 230 reproductions of the finest pen-and-ink drawings by more than 100 artists during the heyday of the illustrated magazine, from 1881 to 1938. In addition to images from popular magazines, the survey features illustrations from newspapers and books that recapture a broad range of expressions of artistic imagination and experimentation. The compilation includes an informative Introduction by designer and art historian Fridolf Johnson, which traces the history and development of pen-and-ink illustration and chronicles America's richly varied illustrative tradition and artistic heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486242804
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 04/16/2014
Series: Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 890,986
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Fridolf Johnson (1905–88) was an American illustrator, calligrapher, printer, and historian. He served as executive editor of American Artist magazine from 1962 to 1970.

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Big_Bang_Gorilla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Being an extensive sampling of period illustration, presented without comment beyond a very short introduction.