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Coles Phillips (1880–1927) was among the most in-demand illustrators in his field during the 1910s and 20s. A dynamic and highly skilled watercolor artist and draftsman, Phillips created dozens of covers for mainstream American magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Life, and The Saturday Evening Post. This original compilation features more than 80 color plates selected from two of Phillips' early collections, A Gallery of Girls and A Young Man's Fancy, in addition to images from other sources. In 1908 he created his famous "Fade Away Girl," for which he is still most remembered.
One of his major clients was Luxite Hosiery, which gave him to opportunity to paint delightfully attractive girls in slips and stockings, even for the most conservative publications.
The "Fade Away" takes a foreground figure, quite often a beautiful lady, blended seamlessly into the background which is the same color as her outfit. This eye-catching technique became a huge hit and was employed to great effect by the artist for most of his career.
This is an illustrator much deserving of such a new collection. Only one book has ever been done on his career, and it's long out of print and today quite scarce. But he was huge in his day, much like Christy and Harrison Fisher but with a more modern, up to date take, and his work was compiled into several high quality gift books in the 1920s which today are also very collectible.
An Introduction by illustrator and graphic designer Scott M. Fischer provides a modern appraisal and speaks to Phillips' lasting influence. Students of illustration, graphic design, and advertising as well as fans of 1920s fashion will appreciate this collection of striking works by a Golden Age designer-illustrator.
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Item Code FADEA Publisher Dover Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9780486828633 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 96pg Color Full Color