Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Illustration's Fall Issue

The new Illustration magazine has three juicy articles on mid-century American illustration.

The first explores the work and career of J. Frederick Smith (1917-2006), who painted and photographed glamorous women. His first-hand account describes his fast-paced lifestyle, and the challenges in getting the right models for the photo shoots. This article alone has 70 reproductions, including excellent scans original art, photo reference, tearsheets, and behind-the scenes photos.

Another article chronicles the career of Clark Hulings, one of the great illustrators of paperbacks and album covers in the 1950s and ‘60s, before his love of travel led him to a career (that he’s still pursuing) painting gallery canvases of picturesque destinations.

The coverage rounds out with the story of the life of John Fleming Gould, who painted pulp art and car renderings. All three articles benefit from the first-hand voice of the artists themselves.

The magazine announces two other exciting developments. First is the imminent arrival of “Masters of American Illustration: 41 Illustrators and How They Worked,” by veteran illustration historian Fred Taraba and publisher Dan Zimmer. This promises to be a worthy successor to the classic book “Forty Illustrators and How They Worked.”

The other is the announcement of “The Illustration Gallery,” part of the Illustration catalog, a new place to buy and sell original works of illustration art.
Illustration Magazine
Taraba Illustration Art
Clark (Image above: "Ville Franche")
J. Frederick Smith on AskArt 
40 Illustrators and How they Work (The 1940s classic from
The Illustration Gallery contact info.


Scorchfield said...

If you like sculpture, I posted great photo of Menade by antics Greek,

sorry for impetuosity :)

grobles63 said...

Love the magazine. I wrote them and asked if they would do something on Albert Dorne, I got a maybe someday soon from them- still love the mag and still waiting.