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Images of Santa Claus in the 1800s do not portray the round, jolly, bearded man that we know today. Throughout the latter half of the 19th century, images of Santa morphed through a variety of looks.Read Full Essay >
December 21, 2020 - For designers, cartoonists, and illustrators, many questions arise when creating art that takes up socially significant, sometimes controversial themes. Some choose the D.I.Y. route, working independently with a free hand, without access to the large scale distribution that comes with a recognizable masthead. Others work with leading news organizations and magazines, agreeing to collaborate in exchange for access to audiences. Popular art has always involved such choices.
December 17, 2019 - SYMPOSIUM: Illustration and Its Histories: New Resources, New Voices, New Directions - A symposium organized by the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies and the Hunter College Department of Art and Art History.
May 16, 2018 - “Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century” consists of more than ninety original illustrations, sketches, and drawings.
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