As soon as Americans craved the good life in town and country, magazines like Vanity Fair, House and Garden, Vogue, and The New Yorker showed them how. We've focused this exhibit and sale, not on names, but on those images that showed how cool style and elegant design redefined class and inspired social liberation in the early to mid-20th century.
We have fashion drawings, lifestyle advertising art, magazine cover watercolors, and even fabric design. There are also cartoons, because town-and-country aspirations beg to be satirized.
Incidentally, Illustration House is establishing its country headquarters in Vermont, in the very valley that nurtured Mead Schaeffer, John Atherton, George Hughes, and Norman Rockwell. This show will be installed in a pop-up space in downtown Manchester, through the end of July, and eventually the gallery will open in East Arlington.