Will Eisner (1917-2005) “P’Gell,” 1947; Splash page to The Spirit, May 25, 1947 Pen, brush and ink on Bristol board. Collection of Denis Kitchen;
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery / Art Students League of New York
215 West 57th Street, 212-247-4510
October 10 - November 7, 2012
This October the Art Students League of New York brings together the work of 60 prominent alumni in the exhibition Celebrating the Line: Outstanding Illustrators, Designers and Cartoonists of The Art Students League of New York.
The League is well known as a training ground of many of America’s greatest painters and sculptors. But alumni have also made their marks in popular culture through movie posters, logos, book and magazine illustration, cartoons, fashion, stained glass, caricatures, animation, set design, and even typefaces. Celebrating the Line honors the work of these creators.
“The League’s heritage of educating those who would go on to become this country’s great visual storytellers and image-makers is one the League takes great pride in,” says League Executive Director Ira Goldberg.
Curator Koob adds, “From Rockwell Kent’s dramatic illustrations to Al Hirschfeld’s spot-on caricatures, Celebrating the Line looks for the first time at a remarkable group of men and women who have made viewers laugh, fired their imaginations and given form to the heroes and heroines of several generations.”
Free and Open to the Public