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Filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced almost exclusively from the original paintings and drawings. This spectacular book explores Cornwell (1892-1960), American illustrator and muralist. His oil paintings were frequently featured in popular magazines and books as literary illustrations, advertisements, and posters supporting the war effort. Throughout the first half of the 20th century he was a dominant presence in American illustration. At the peak of his popularity he was nicknamed the "Dean of Illustrators".
FULL COLOR throughout and entirely new. First released in late 2015 in a limited edition, then reprinted to once again quickly sell out, this is only the second-ever book on this important and influential artist.
From Illustrated Press, who publishes Illustration Magazine. Author Daniel Zimmer is the editor of Illustration.
This also includes a checklist of Cornwell's magazine and book illustrations, 1914 to 1952; murals; projects not completed; and advertising clients, from Coca-Cola and Goodyear to Seagram's and Johnny Walker! Cornwell was a prolific contributor to The Saturday Evening Post. Also, there's a long section featuring never-before-collected studies and preliminary drawings and paintings.
Cornwell studied under Harvey Dunn at the Art Students League of New York. Eventually he traveled to London to study mural painting as an apprentice to Frank Brangwyn.
Cornwell's paintings were in Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping magazines, illustrating the work of authors including Pearl S. Buck, Lloyd Douglas, Edna Ferber, Ernest Hemingway, W. Somerset Maugham, and Owen Wister.
He painted murals for the Los Angeles Public Library, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands, California, the Eastern Airlines Building (now 10 Rockefeller Plaza), executed Federal Art Project murals in two post offices, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Morganton, North Carolina, with other murals in the Warwick New York Hotel in New York City, the New England Telephone headquarters building in Boston, the Davidson County Courthouse and Sevier State Office Building in Tennessee, and the Centre William Rappard in Geneva, Switzerland.
His mural for the Los Angeles Public Library was a rendering of the history of California. Cornwell's Feb 1953 cover of a riverboat for True Magazine was later made into a US Postage stamp as part of the USPS's 2001 American Illustrators series.
Cornwell taught and lectured at the Art Students League in New York. He served as president of the Society of Illustrators from 1922 to 1926, and was elected to its Hall of Fame in 1959. He rose above his contemporaries throughout a long career. He was tremendously influential on subsequent generations of artists, even up to today.
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Item Code ARTDCH Publisher Illustrated Press Publish Date 2020 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 224pg Color Full Color