Friday, 10 May 2019

Edward Penfield – part 2

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



1894 Harper's Weekly Christmas 1894
colour lithograph poster 40.8 x 29 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1894 A Little Journey into the World
colour lithograph 19 x 29 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1894 Cadet Days by Capt. Charles King U.S.A.

1894 Harper's Weekly Midsummer Number
lithograph 41.5 x 28.8 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1894 Our English Cousins
published by Harper & Brothers, New York
commercial relief process 37.9 x 45.3 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1894 Pastime Stories
commercial relief process 41 x 29.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1894 Perly-Cross a novel by R.D. Blackmore
colour lithograph 36 x 33 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1894 The Fur-Seal's Tooth by Kirk Monroe
colour lithograph 47.4 x 34.p cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1894 Vignettes of Manhattan by Brander Matthews
colour lithograph 42.4 x 29.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster for January 1865
colour lithograph 45.7 x 32.6 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster for February 1895
colour lithograph 46.7 x 32.9 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster for March 1895
colour lithograph 48.9 x 35.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster for April 1895
colour lithograph 45.4 x 32.3 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster May 1895
colour lithograph 42.7 x 34 cm
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster June 1895
colour lithograph 47.2 x 32.6 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster July 1895
colour lithograph 55.1 x 36 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster August 1895
colour lithograph 47.4 x 30.4 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster September 1895
colour lithograph 43.2 x 23.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster October 1895
colour lithograph 38.1 x 28.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster November 1895
colour lithograph 41.4 x 29.8 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster Christmas 1895
colour lithograph 64.8 x 51.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 About Paris Poster for a Novel by Richard Harding Davis
colour lithograph 37.8 x 24.6 cm

1895 Bicycle Road Maps
colour poster 47 x 34 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1895 Harper's Magazine Poster
colour lithograph 46.2 x 29.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 People We Pass
colour lithograph poster 39 x 29 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1895 Pony Tracks by Frederic Remington
colour lithograph 34.3 x 24.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1895 Ætna Dynmite (Ætna Powder Company)
colour lithograph 47.8 x 36 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1895-96c Orient Cycles: Lead the Leaders
colour lithograph poster 106.8 x 71.4 cm

1896 Harper's Magazine January 1896
colour lithograph poster 43.8 x 28.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine February 1896
colour lithograph poster 50 x 27.6 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for March 1896
colour lithograph poster 39.7 x 31.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for March 1896
 colour lithograph poster 46.8 x 27.9 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for April 1896
colour lithograph poster 45.5 x 34 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for May 1896
colour lithograph poster 45.1 x 30.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for June 1896
colour lithograph poster 47.8 x 34.9 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for July 1896
colour lithograph poster 47.4 x 35.8 cm
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for August 1896
colour lithograph poster 47.3 x 34.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for September 1896
colour lithograph poster 34.7 x 46.2
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for October 1896
colour lithograph poster 46.4 c 35.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Harper's Magazine for November 1896
colour lithograph poster 45.8 x 24.4 cm

1896 Harper's Magazine for Christmas 1896
colour lithograph poster 43.9 x 32.8 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 On Snow Shoes to the Barren Grounds
colour lithograph poster 44 x 28 cm
 Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1896 Ride a Stearns and be content
colour lithograph poster 141.6 x 107.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 The Century Magazine for July 1896
colour lithograph poster 54 x 41 cm
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online,
Boston Public Library, MA

1896 Three Gringos in Central America and Venezuela by Richard Harding Davis
commercial relief process 44.3 x 29.4 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1896 Western Lawn Tennis Tournament
colour lithograph poster 71.1 x 48.9 cm

1896 Ye Colonial Tea
colour lithograph 24 x 11 cm
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

1897 Harper's Magazine for January 1897
colour lithograph and letterpress poster 46.5 x 34.4 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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