Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Artist Research

Will H. Bradley

He was an American Art Nouveau illustrator. He was nicknamed the “Dean of American Designers”. He was the highest paid American artist of the early 20th century. Born in Boston, he worked as a wood engraver and typographer before dedicating himself to freelance graphic design.

Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)

Was a British artist and designer closely associated with the Pre Raphaelite movement.
He was closely involved in the rejuvenation of the tradition of stained glass art in England. He did many oil paintings which he was mostly famous for.

Dean Cornwell (1892-1960)

Nicknamed “Dean of Illustrators” by his peers. He was a cartoonist by age 18. He painted many murals. His oil paintings were frequently featured in popular magazines and books.He was a dominant presence in American illustration throughout the 20th century.

Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)

A French book illustrator during the “Golden Age of Illustration”. Mostly worked in England. By 22 he was picked up by J.M. Dent to Illustrate a collection of works. He illustrated many famous works such as, “The Arabian Nights”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, and many poems by Edgar Allan Poe.

James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960)

An American artist and Illustrator. He did many fine art paintings, as well as cartoons. He is most famous for his propaganda posters. He grew up in New York, he had illustrations accepted by national magazines by age 12. By 14 he had work in Life magazine.

Ludwig Holwein (1874-1949)

He trained as an architect, in 1906 he started a new career in poster design. He quickly became one of the most important people in the field in Germany. He worked for the German government during the first World War to create propaganda posters.

Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980)

She was a Polish Art Deco painter. Born in Poland. Her distinct and bold artistic style developed quickly, and set a cool, sensual side to the Art Deco movement. She was the first woman artist to become a “glamour star”.

Joseph Leyendecker (1874-1951)

He was one of the pre-eminent American Illustrators of the early 20th century. He is best known for his poster, book, and advertising illustrations. between 1896 and 1950 he painted more than 400 magazine covers.

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)

He was an American painter and illustrator. He helped shape the “Golden Age of Illustration”, and the future of American visual art in general. His book illustrations include, Eugene Field’s “Poems of Childhood” in 1904 and the traditional “Arabian Nights”.

Howard Pyle (1853-1911)

He was an American illustrator and writer. He mostly did books for young audiences. His famous works include, “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood”, “King Arthur”. He also did periodicals for Harper’s Weekly and St. Nicholas Magazine.

Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

He was an English book illustrator. Born in London, at 18 began studying part-time at the Lambeth School of Art. He invented his own technique which resembled photographic reproduction. He would sketch an outline of his drawing, then lightly block shapes and details. Then add lines in pen and India Ink.

Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

He was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer. He specialized in depictions of the Old American West. He focused on images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U.S. Cavalry.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)

He was a 20th century American painter and illustrator. His cover illustrations of depicted everyday life scenarios. He worked for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades. His best known works are the “Willie Gillis” series.

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

Was an Austrian painter. Schilele’s work is noted for its intensity, and his many self portraits. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterized Schiele’s paintings and drawings mark an artist as an early exponent of Expressionism.

Jessie Wilcox-Smith (1863-1935)

Was an American illustrator famous for her work in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal and her illustrations for children’s books. She was a prolific contributor to books and magazines during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

NC Wyeth (1882-1945)

An American artist and illustrator. He was the star pupil of artist Howard Pyle.
Throughout his life he created 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books. He was a realist painter just as the camera began to compete with his craft.

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