Monday, 20 May 2019

Edward Penfield – part 6



Edward Penfield received his training at the Art Students League in New York City. He went on to become the art director at Harper's magazine and also designed a series of monthly posters for Harper's that won enormous critical acclaim. By the turn of the century, Penfield's reputation as an important graphic designer was assured.
Penfield took full advantage of recent improvements in colour printing to create works that were effective vehicles of communication and also aesthetically engaging. Less concerned with the dramatic curving lines of Art Nouveau than his contemporary Will Bradley, Penfield synthesised a number of stylistic sources in his work, including Japanese prints and those of French artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Chéret.
After leaving Harper's in 1901, Penfield continued to be extremely active in both design and illustration. In addition to posters for other magazines including Scribner's and
Collier's, he executed illustrations and covers for many books and generated designs for numerous commercial concerns. Together with Will Bradley, Penfield was instrumental in creating the rich fabric of American graphic design work in the 1890s.
Biography from Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC


This is part 6 of a 7-part series on the works of Edward Penfield:



1907 The Saturday Evening Post June 8, 1907
colour lithograph 33 x 26 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1907 The Slim Princess
book cover 19 x 13 cm
published by Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis

1908 Collier's Weekly Magazine Poster February 22, 1908
colour lithograph 38 x 28 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1908 Collier's Weekly Magazine Poster September 19, 1908
colour lithograph 38 x 27 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1908 Morning Stroll with Russian Wolfhound
photolithograph

1908 Olds Motor Works
advertisement

1908c Olds Motor Works
advertisement

1908 Sunday Magazine of the Minneapolis Journal
February 2, 1908

1908 The Ladies Home Journal
August 1908

1909 Collier's Weekly Magazine Poster September 11, 1909
colour lithograph 38 x 28 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1909 Metropolitan Magazine
June 1909

1909 The Literary Digest
March 20, 1909

1909c Monsieur Fripponet
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1910 Collier's Magazine June 11, 1910
"Outdoor America"
colour lithograph

1910 Collier's Magazine February 1910
colour lithograph
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1910 Collier's Weekly Magazine Poster October 22, 1910
colour lithograph 38 x 28 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1910 Good Housekeeping
July 1910

1910 Hart Schaffner & Marx
 "The Students" 32 x 25 cm
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1910-25 Hart, Schaffner & Marx clothing
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1910-25 Man and Woman Sitting on a Rug
advertisement for Hart, Schaffner & Marx
pen and ink
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1910-25 Man Sitting beside a Chest
advertisement for Hart, Schaffner & Marx clothing
pen and ink
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1910-25 Man with Book on Wicker Couch
advertisement for Hart, Schaffner & Marx clothing
pen and ink
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
 

1911 Fall Style Book: Hart Schaffner & Marx
colour lithograph 49.5 x 72.4 cm

1911 Spanish Man
watercolour

1912 Collier's Magazine Poster June 8, 1912 "The First Tee"
colour lithograph 38 x 27 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1912 Collier's Magazine September 14, 1912
"Good-by, Summer"
colour lithograph

1913 Collier's Weekly Magazine Poster August 9, 1913
colour lithograph 38 x 27 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1913 Collier's Weekly Magazine Poster July 19, 1913
colour lithograph 38 x 27 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1913 Collier's Weekly November 15, 1913 Artwork  "Football Player"
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1913 Collier's Weekly November 15, 1913
colour lithograph

1913 Metropolitan Magazine poster
lithograph

1913 The Girl Propostion by George Ade book cover
two-colour lithograph 14 x 10 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA.

1913c A Christmas at Café Spaander ( Holland )
colour lithograph

1913c Man and Woman in Sports Clothes
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1914 Collier's Weekly Magazine January 10, 1914three-colour lithograph

1914 Collier's Magazine April 18, 1914
three-colour lithograph
1914 Collier's Magazine May 16, 1914three-colour lithograph

1914 Collier's Magazine July 18, 1914
three-colour lithograph

1914 Collier's Magazine September 5, 1914three-colour lithograph

1914 Collier's Magazine September 19, 1914 "Algerian "Cossack"
three-colour lithograph
 Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1914 Collier's Magazine September 26, 1914
three-colour lithograph

1914 Collier's Magazine November 7, 1914
pen and ink artwork
Library of Congress, Washington, DC 

1914 Collier's Magazine November 7, 1914
three-colour lithograph

1914 Collier's Magazine October 10, 1914three-colour lithograph

1914 Collier's Weekly Magazine November 14, 1914three-colour lithograph


Friday, 17 May 2019

Edward Penfield – part 5

Edward Penfield received his training at the Art Students League in New York City. He went on to become the art director at Harper's magazine and also designed a series of monthly posters for Harper's that won enormous critical acclaim. By the turn of the century, Penfield's reputation as an important graphic designer was assured.
Penfield took full advantage of recent improvements in colour printing to create works that were effective vehicles of communication and also aesthetically engaging. Less concerned with the dramatic curving lines of Art Nouveau than his contemporary Will Bradley, Penfield synthesised a number of stylistic sources in his work, including Japanese prints and those of French artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Chéret.
After leaving Harper's in 1901, Penfield continued to be extremely active in both design and illustration. In addition to posters for other magazines including Scribner's and
Collier's, he executed illustrations and covers for many books and generated designs for numerous commercial concerns. Together with Will Bradley, Penfield was instrumental in creating the rich fabric of American graphic design work in the 1890s.
Biography from Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC


This is part 5 of a 7-part series on the works of Edward Penfield:



1903 The Saturday Evening Post
September 5, 1903

1903c Five Men Riding in a Horse Carriage
colour lithograph 20 x 13 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1903c Four Men Riding on to of a Carriage
 colour lithograph 30 x 25 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
 Boston Public Library, MA

1904 A Stencilled Calendar for 1904
 published by Alfred Bartlett, Boston, MA

1904 A Stencilled Calendar for 1904
 published by Alfred Bartlett, Boston, MA

1904 Collier's Magazine April 23, 1904
colour lithograph

1904 Collier's Magazine January 23, 1904
lithograph in two colours

1904 The Romance of the Motor Car 

1904 The Saturday Evening Post February 27, 1904
lithograph

1905 Automobile Calendar for 1906
colour lithograph
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1905 Collier's Magazine December 9, 1905 artwork
"Winter Days in Amsterdam"
watercolour and gouache over pencil 50.5 x 34.3 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1905 Country House Calendar
colour lithograph 41 x 48 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1905 Kodak Cameras advertisement

1905 Letter to Paul W. Miller

1906 "Breaking up the Line"

1906 Sunday Magazine of the Minneapolis Journal
July 29, 1906

1906 The Fog Bell
pen and ink and wash
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1906 The Saturday Evening Post March 10, 1906
lithograph in two colours

1906 The Saturday Evening Post May 19, 1906lithograph in two colours

1906 The Saturday Evening Post May 26, 1906lithograph in two colours

1906 The Saturday Evening Post November 24, 1906lithograph in two colours

1906 Waiting for Wind and Tide
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1906c Big Black Fur Hats, Almost like Drum-Majors
pen and ink
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1907 Collier's Magazine
artwork watercolour 1905
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1907 Harper's Round Table Poster
colour lithograph 41 x 27 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1907 High Adventure by Capt. James Norman Hill
lithograph 41 x 27.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1907 Holland Sketches book
published by Charles Scribners Sons, New York

1907 Scribners for October
colour lithograph 60 x 41 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1907 The Great Arrow
( Pierce-Arrow Motors )

1907 The Great Arrow 
( Pierce-Arrow Motors )

1907 The Pierce Arrow 
( Pierce-Arrow Motors )

1906-1911 Scrapbook
Brooklyn Museum, New York:


1906 Sketch of a Spanish Man
graphite and watercolour on paper 28.7 x 19.5 cm ( sheet )
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1911c Spanish Sketch
graphite and watercolour on paper 20.2 x 27.9 cm
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1911c Spanish Sketch
graphite and watercolour on paper 23.5 x 33.3 cm
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1911c Spanish Sketch
graphite and watercolour on paper 29.2 x 20 cm
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1911c Spanish Sketch 
graphite and watercolour on paper 29.2 x 20 cm 
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1911c Spanish Sketch
 graphite and watercolour on paper 20.3 x 28.1 cm
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1911c Spanish Sketch
graphite and watercolour on paper 29.2 x 19.7 cm

1911c Spanish Sketch
graphite and watercolour on paper 23.5 x 33.3 cm
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1911c Spanish Sketch
graphite and watercolour on paper 23.5 x 38.4 cm
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1911c Spanish Sketch
graphite and watercolour on paper 29.2 x 19.7 cm

1911c Spanish Sketch
graphite and watercolour on paper 35.9 x 23.5 cm
Brooklyn Museum, New York

c1907-08 Universities posters:


1907c Cornell University Rowing Team
colour lithograph 41 x 11 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1907c Princeton ( University )
colour lithograph 49 x 32 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1908c Cornell ( University )
chromolithograph poster
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1908c U of P ( University of Pennsylvania )
 colour lithograph
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1908c University Rowing Crews
colour lithograph
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1908c Yale ( University )
colour lithograph
Library of Congress, Washington, DC