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Eric Pape (1870-1938), a golden age American artist, teacher, book and magazine illustrator, with a realist style. He studied in France under the famous master artists Jean-Leon Gerôme and Benjamin-Constant. Trips to Egypt and the Near East cemented his love of Orientalism and exoticism, which became a key part of his work for paintings in the Paris Salons, in magazines like Scribners, and in fabulous books including Lew Wallace's The Fair God (author of Ben Hur). Never before has there been coverage like this of his career and work.
The article contains a welcome biography and overview of his career, replete with full color paintings and illustrations that range from his academic studies and finished hangings, to his black and white magazine illustrations and decorative work. Most are from the original art, much of which went into storage after his death in 1938, only to be rediscovered wonderfully preserved 50 years later.
The author is working on a book on his career, which will be the first ever. I've always been a big fan of his, collecting both his magazine work and the few--but superb--books that he illustrated.The name Pape is pronounced with a hard A and a silent E, rhyming with cape. He is unrelated to Frank Papé.
Pape was a BIG deal in his day, much heralded in France early in his career, and then a go-to illustrator for both magazine and book publishers. His love of eastern eroticism and romance embues his paintings. And his facility with design make his books among the best from the period, principally the turn of the century, circa 1890-1920.
There are over 80 images by Pape alone, mostly reproduced in color, and mostly from the original. The issue also includes features on Ellen Clapsaddle, today a name known only to collectors of postcard artwork, which was her forte up until World War I. Her postcard illustrations were done as chromolithographs, brightly colored holiday images that were expensively produced but widely popular.
Mel Odom, whose distinctive highly stylized, airbrush-like work has appeared in Playboy, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, in editorial illustrations and prints and many bookjackets. His sophisticated images of men and women, with spot-on clothing style or with etheral fantasy elements, is unlike any other.
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Item Code IL53 Publisher Illustrated Press Publish Date 2016 ISBN 074470565406 Binding Magazine Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 112pg Color Full Color