Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Edward Penfield – part 4

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 4 of a 7-part series on the works of Edward Penfield:



1899 Harper's Magazine Poster February 1899
colour lithograph 45.1 x 21.3 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1899 Harper's Magazine Poster March 1899
colour lithograph 39 x 27.3 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1899 Harper's Magazine Poster April 1899
colour lithograph 25.6 x 23.4 cm
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1899 Harper's Magazine Poster May 1899
colour lithograph 25.6 x 23.4 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1899 Harper's Magazine Poster June 1899
colour lithograph 33.2 x 26 cm
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1899 Harper's Magazine Poster July 1899
colour lithograph 25.1 x 32.1 cm
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1899 Harper's Magazine Poster August 1899
colour lithograph 31.3 x 29 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
( This is the last Harper's poster Penfield did )

1899c The Northampton Cycle Company poster
colour lithograph 105.3 x 71.4 cm

1900 A Kentucky Breaking Cart
colour lithograph 40 x 57 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1900 Exercising Cart
colour lithograph 40 x 57 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1900 Harper's Weekly Poster 24 November 1900
colour lithograph 41 x 29 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1900-10 Metropolitan for July
colour poster 53 x 36 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1900-10 Scribner's for January
 Poster 59 x 38 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1900-20c Metropolitan July
colour lithograph 38 x 31 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1900-25 Hart, Schaffner & Marx clothing
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1900-25 Hart, Schaffner & Marx clothing 
watercolour 
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1900-25 Hart, Schaffner & Marx clothing 
watercolour 
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1900-25 Hart, Schaffner & Marx clothing 
watercolour 
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1900-25 The Overshadowed Game
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
 

1900-25c Edward Penfield's bookplate

1900s Scribners Christmas Number Poster
58 x 37 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1901 Collier's Magazine August 3 1901
colour lithograph 38 x 25.5 cm
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1901 Collier's Magazine August 31
Labor Day Number
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1901 Collier's Magazine July 6 1901
Fourth-of-July Number
colour lithograph 33.5 x 25 cm

1901 Collier's Magazine June 1 1901
Memorial Number
colour lithograph 38.5 x 27 cm
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1901 Collier's Magazine May 18 1901
Industrial Number
colour lithograph 37 x 25.5 cm
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1901 Collier's Magazine May 25 1901
Pan-American Exposition
colour lithograph 37.5 x 25 cm
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1901 Collier's Magazine October 12 1901
Sporting Number
colour lithograph 37.5 x 26 cm
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1901 Collier's Magazine September 21 1901
Two colour lithograph 38 x 25.5 cm
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1902 Collier's Magazine January 25 1902
Greater New-York
colour lithograph 41 x 28 cm
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1902 Collier's Illustrated Weekly Magazine Poster
November 15 1902
colour lithograph 35 x 25 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1902 Good Housekeeping magazine April 1902
Easter Issue

1902 Man and Woman Golfers
colour wash, pen and ink
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1902 Outing Magazine Poster
colour print 
52 x 33 cm 
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1902 Tennis Match
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1902 The Saturday Evening Post June 7 1902
The College Man's Number

1902c Couple in a Breaking Cart
colour lithograph
 Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1902 Christmas at Café Spaander
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1902 Collier's Magazine January 25 1902
colour lithograph 41 x 28 cm
York Public Library Digital Collection

1902 Collier's Magazine Poster November 15 1902
Automobile Number
colour lithograph 35 x 25 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1903 Collier's Magazine May 16 1903
colour lithograph

1903 Collier's Magazine October 3 1903
Harvesting Wheat in the West

1903 Collier's Weekly Magazine Poster 14 November 1903
 colour lithograph 40 x 28 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1903 The Exiles and Other Stories published by Harper and Brothers
lithograph 38 x 26.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1903 The Saturday Evening Post August 8 1903
lithograph

1903 The Saturday Evening Post August 22 1903
lithograph

1903 The Saturday Evening Post October 31 1903
lithograph

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