Friday, February 08, 2013

"Illustrating Modern Life"

J. C. Leyendecker, Woman Kissing Cupid, 1923. Oil on canvas, 27-1/2 x 22-1/4 inches.

From January 12 through March 31, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University will feature the show “Illustrating Modern Life: The Golden Age of American Illustration from the Kelly Collection”.

The period from the 1890s through the 1930s was the Golden Age of American Illustration. The rapid rise of popular magazines created a new audience for art — the American public — and a new demand for illustrations. The nation’s most talented artists responded by turning illustration into a sophisticated art form that gave visual life to our nation’s dreams and ideals. Drawn from one of the country’s premier collections of historic American illustration, this exhibition features original paintings by legendary artists such as Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, J. C. Leyendecker, and Norman Rockwell.

The Weisman Museum is located on the campus of Pepperdine University at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. For more information, go to their website.


Jeff Massie said...

As a longtime adherent of the Church of St. Howard Pyle, I was blown away by this exhibit. See it!

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