Monday, 28 October 2019

Charles Dana Gibson - part 5

1920 Portrait of Charles Dana Gibson
by Eugene Speicher

Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Charles Dana Gibson attended the Art Students League in New York, studying with Thomas Eakins and Kenyon Cox. Hugely successful at the turn of the century, he left New York from 1905 to 1907 to study painting in France, Spain, and Italy.

Gibson's name is still remembered for its association with the icon he created, the "Gibson Girl." This idealised, refined upper-middle-class woman became so popular that she was featured in stage plays, and her image was printed on a variety of domestic objects. The highest-paid illustrator of his time, in 1904 Gibson accepted a contract from Collier's Weekly, which paid him $100,000 for one hundred illustrations over four years. Gibson's illustrations gently satirised public life and mores. During World War I, as president of the Society of Illustrators, Gibson formed and became head of the Division of Pictorial Publicity under the Federal Committee of Public Information. Through this program, prominent illustrators were recruited to design posters, billboards, and other publicity for the war effort. His involvement with publicity during the war led Gibson to become owner and editor of Life, a New York-based magazine filled with short articles and illustrations. In the early 1930s Gibson retired in order to devote more time to painting.

For more information about Charles Dana Gibson see part 1, and for earlier works see parts 1 - 4 also. 

This is part 5 of a 12-part series on the works of Charles Dana Gibson:



1900 She Finds that Exercise Does Not Improve Her Spirits.
Life Publishing Co.

1900 She Is the Subject of More Hostile Criticism.
Life Publishing Co.

1900 She Longs for Seclusion and Decides to Leave Town for a Milder Climate.
Life Publishing Co.

1900 She Looks for Relief among Some of the Old Ones.
Life Publishing Co.

1901 His Revenge.
Life Publishing Co.

1901 Is this a case for the S.P.C.A.?
Life Publishing Co.

1901 Modern Celebrities.
Life Publishing Co.

1901 Mrs. Steele Poole's Housewarming.
Life Publishing Co.

1901 Studies in Expression.
While Uncle Joe has his tie fixed.
Life Publishing Co.

1901 The Story of His Life.
Life Publishing Co.

1901 Why Some Children Didn't Get Their Presents.
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled
pen and ink on paper

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl )
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 
Life Publishing Co.

1901-02 Untitled ( Gibson Girl ) 

1901c Woman in black evening dress
pen and ink
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1902 This is the Season when the Snow Man has a Heart. 

1902 "Study in Expression
While the Hostess Whispers to Jones, 'Remember now, we are counting on you to make us laugh.' "
 Life magazine

1902 A Crooked Tale
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Advice to a Hostess.
Keep your entertainment within the mental grasp of your guests.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Alas! The Voice of His Fiancée.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Bygone Summers.
A frieze for an old gentleman's room.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Design for Wall Paper.
Suitable for a Bachelor Apartment.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Life magazine
Christmas cover

1902 Of Course There Are Mermaids.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Plenty of Good Fish in the Sea.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Studies in Expression.
An imitation of the Lady of the House.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Studies in Expression.
Daubson shows his latest work.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Studies in Expression.
The author and the soubrette.
pen and ink over graphite 57.9 x 74.7 cm ( sheet )
 Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1902 Studies in Expression.
When women are jurors.
pen and ink over graphite 44.3 x 73.8 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1902 The Heiress.
She cannot talk, she cannot sing,
She looks a fright; but folks aver
Ten millions have been set apart
To talk and sing and look for her.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 The Next Morning.
Life Publishing Co.

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