Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Edward Penfield – part 7

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



1914 The Hon. H.H. Asquith
ink and watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
 

1914 The Hon. H.H. Asquith 
ink and watercolour 
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1914-15 The National Weekly
New York Public Library Digital Collection

1914c Woman Removing Jar Lid in Kitchen
pen and ink
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1915 Collier's Magazine
Visual for January 2, 1915 issue
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC 

1915 Collier's Magazine
January 23 1915
colour lithograph

1915 Collier's Magazine
February 27, 1915
colour lithograph

1915 Collier's Magazine
March 6, 1915 "Algerian Cavalry"
watercolour artwork
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1915 Collier's Magazine 
March 6, 1915 "Algerian Cavalry" 
colour lithograph 

1915 Collier's Magazine
September 4, 1915 "With The H.E. Guns by Frederick Palmer"
 watercolour, gouache and graphite 39 x 31 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1915 Collier's Magazine 
September 4, 1915 "With The H.E. Guns by Frederick Palmer"
 colour lithograph

1915 Golfer
watercolour artwork for Collier's October 2, 1915 issue
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1915 Lloyd George
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1915 Pierce Arrow advertisement artwork
pencil, ink and watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1915 Root
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1915 Senator Borah of Idaho
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
 

1915 Senator Burton of Ohio
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1915c Collier's Magazine Visual  " Australian Light Horse"
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1915c Submarine Passing the Bow of a Ship
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1916 250th Anniversary Celebration Newark, New Jersey

1916 Collier's Weekly Magazine Poster July 29, 1916
colour lithograph 38 x 28 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online

1916c The 'Glass Bottom' Boat, Catalina Island, CAL.
Advertisement for Hart Schaffner & Marx
colour lithograph 32.8 x 27 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1917 Airplane, Artillery Gun, and Soldiers
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1917 Collier's Magazine February 10, 1917
"Rumania learns what War is by Arthur Ruhl" artwork
watercolour 47 x 37 cm ( sheet )
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1917 Collier's Magazine February 10, 1917 
"Rumania learns what War is by Arthur Ruhl"
colour lithograph

1917 Collier's Magazine February 17, 1917
"Hiram Johnson"
colour lithograph

1917 "Hiram Johnson" watercolour visual
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1917 Sailor and Officer Standing on Deck
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1917 The Country Gentleman December 15, 1917
two-colour lithograph

1918 Booth Tarkington
watercolour
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1918 Every Girl Pulling For Victory
Victory Girls United War Work Campaign
colour lithograph 70 x 56 cm 

1918 Join the United States School Garden Army - Enlist now
 colour lithograph 86 x 60 cm

1918 1918 The Doghboys Make Good
watercolour, India ink and opaque white over graphite 35 x 44.7 cm ( sheet )
Library of Congress, Washington, DC 

1918 The Girl on the Land Serves the Nation's Need
apply Y.W.C.A.
colour lithograph 63 x 76 cm

1918 Will you help the Women of France? Save Wheat
colour lithograph 29 x 48 cm

1920s Arrow Washed Handkerchiefs
colour lithograph 28 x 54 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1920s Arrow Washed Handkerchiefs 
colour lithograph 28 x 54 cm 
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1921 Merry Xmas 1921
colour lino-cut 30.2 x 40.3 cm ( sheet )

1922-23 Greetings: Edward Penfield 1922-23

1923 Pratt & Lambert Varnish Products advertisement
The Saturday Evening Post

1931 The American Girl September 1931
colour lithograph

1932 Collier's Magazine March 12, 1932
colour lithograph

1932 The American Girl
June 1932
colour lithograph

1986 Three Gringos book cover
published by Harper & Brothers, New York

n.d. Hart Schaffner & Marx "Stamp" Poster
colour lithograph

n.d. Oldsmobile poster artwork
watercolour and ink
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

n.d. Untitled
pencil, crayon, watercolour and ink on paper 11.3 x 15.1 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

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