Friday, 1 November 2019

Charles Dana Gibson - part 7



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 - 6 also. 

This is part 7 of a 12-part series on the works of Charles Dana Gibson:


Eighty Drawings Including The Weaker Sex
(1903):








1903 The Weaker Sex. I.
Collier's Weekly

1903 The Weaker Sex
Two's Company, Three's a Crowd
Life Publishing Co.

II. The Weaker Sex.


1903 The Weaker Sex. II.
Collier's Weekly


1903 The Weaker Sex
  The Greatest Game in the World - His Move.

1903 The Weaker Sex
Her Heart is in the Kitchen
Collier's Weekly

1903 The Weaker Sex. IV.
Life Publishing Co.

1903 The Weaker Sex. VII.
Life Publishing Co.

1903 The Weaker Sex. IX.
He suddenly loses all interest in foot-ball.

1903 The Weaker Sex.  X.
Collier's Weekly

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1902 The Troubles of the Rich.
At the last moment, several who were invited send their regrets.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 They All Go Skating.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Unlucky at Cards, Lucky in Love.
Life Publishing Co.

1902 Untitled ( Gibson Girl )

1902 Untitled ( Gibson Girl )

1902c An After-Dinner Relief.
published in The Gibson Book 1902

1902c Worshippers
pen and ink
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1903 A Castle in the Air.
These young girls who marry old millionaires should stop dreaming.
Collier's Weekly

1903 A Peach Crop.
Life Publishing Co.

1903 Advice to Bores.
Life Publishing Co.

1903 After fifteen years, when she refused him he vowed he would never marry.
Life magazine April 30 1903
pen and ink on board 47 x 72.4 cm

1903 All Broken Up.
Another collision with serious results. Collier's Weekly

1903 "Pensive"
Collier's Weekly Household Number for September 1903

1903 Desperate course of a lover whose fiancée is a confirmed Lion-Hunter.
Life Publishing Co.
1903 Half Mourning.
Collier's Weekly

1903 He; "Was that you I kissed in the conservatory last night?"
"About what time was it?"
Life Publishing Co.

1903 He: And so you won't let me be yours
Life Publishing Co,

1903 His Dance.
Life Publishing Co.

1903 Jane (Gibson Girl)
Detroit Publishing Co.
Copyright Life Publishing Co.

1903 LIfe magazine 2 July 1903
Her Day

1903 Married at Last.
Dedicated to those who believe in long engagements.
Collier's Weekly

1903 Mr. A. Merger Hogg is taking a few days' much-needed rest at his country home
Life Publishing Company

1903 Mr. Tagg becomes a Patron of the Arts.
Life Publishing Co.

1903 No Letter
It isn't always the girl who is thoughtless.
Life Publishing Co.

1903 Some of the Caretaker's relations.
 Life Publishing Co.

1903 Some women prefer dogs.

1903 Studies in Expression
The Chorus Girl visits her home
Life Publishing Co.

1903 The brute ventures to suggest that a bonnet might possibly be more suitable.
Life Publishing Co.
1903 The greatest game in the world - his move.
Collier's Weekly

1903 The Jury of the tuture -- One that might temper justice with mercy.
Collier's Weekly

1903 The mention of Mr. Tagg's name in the social column attracts some gentlemen of the press.
Mr. Tagg gracefully submits to an interview.
Life Publishing Co.

1903 The party wall.
Collier's Weekly

1903 The seed of ambition.
 Collier's Weekly

1903 The story of his life.
Life magazine

1903 The susceptible rock.
Even nature responds
Life Publishing Co.

1903 When a bachelor is ill.
Complications often arise that no amount of medicine will cure.
Collier's Weekly


1903 The Eternal Question
Collier's Weekly
1903 Evelyn Nesbit
Model for "The Eternal Question"

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