Saturday, February 21, 2015

Illustrating Books

With Cortes the conqueror (1917), by Virginia Watson. The book was illustrated by the great American artist Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972). Schoonover studied under Howard Pyle.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sweet Kitsch

Too Late (1884) by the British painter Herbert Gustave Carmichael Schmalz (1856-1935). A Greek hero comes back from war but his great love, the princess or the queen has died. Sweet cheesy drama!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Good old Times

The City Gate by the English painter Ralph Hedley (1848-1913). Headley was a realist painter, woodcarver and illustrator, best known for his paintings portraying scenes of everyday life.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Advertising with History

Making Palmolive 3,000 Years Ago (1920) by the Hungarian-born artist Willy Pogany (1882-1955). Pogany was a prolific illustrator of children's, magazines, further he did advertising and murals.