Friday, December 30, 2016

Frederick Coffay Yohn

  Today's Inspiration Group

Frederick Coffay Yohn

 From Wikipedia

 Born: Frederick Coffay Yohn
February 8, 1875
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

  Died: June 3, 1933 (aged 58)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Alexis Peyrotte

Floral and Acanthus Leaf Design, Print,1740,Etcher on white laid paper

Alexis Peyrotte

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alexis Peyrotte (1699 - 1769) was a French decorator painter.

Peyrotte was born in Avignon, and was the son of a sculptor. Early in his career he painted in the region of Carpentras parishes and congregations. He participated with Joseph Duplessis to produce art decorations in the pharmacy of the Hôtel-Dieu of Carpentras.In 1736, he moved to Paris. His decorating work included apartments of the king and queen at Versailles (1738 and 1747), and the Board Room of the Palace of Fontainebleau with Charles-André van Loo, and the Château de Marly. He also worked with the Gobelins Manufactory. He was particularly known for his chinoiserie. A number of his works were engraved and printed by Gabriel Huq

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Reginald Birch

story in the St Nicholas, by editor Tudor Jenks and illustrated by Reginald Birch

 Born:Reginald Bathurst Birch
May 2, 1856
London, England
Died: June 17, 1943 (aged 87)
The Bronx, New York

Sunday, December 11, 2016


8.5" X 11"pencil on bond paper


 8.5" X 11" acrylic on masonite

American Red Cross Motor Corps

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 American Red Cross Motor Corps (also known as American Red Cross motor service) was founded in 1917 by the American Red Cross (ARC).[1] The service was composed of women who and it was developed to render supplementary aid to the US Army and Navy in transporting troops and supplies during World War I, and to assist other ARC workers in conducting their various relief activities. The diverse character of the work included canteen work, military hospitals, camps and cantonments, home service workers, outside aid, office detail, other ARC activities, and miscellaneous services, such as the 1918 flu pandemic.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

James Ellsworth "Worth" Brehm (b. 1883 - d. 1928)

Penrod's Nervous Breakdown, Cosmopolitan April 1916.


 Worth Brehm photo from the Noblesville High School Junior Class Annual 1901 courtesy of the Hamilton East Public Library, Noblesville, Indiana. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Frederic Remington

 The Right of the Road -- A Hazardous Encounter on a Rocky Mountain Trail; 1900; Oil on canvas; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Amon G. Carter Collection; 1961.246

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tom Lovell

 Preliminary tonal studies for the Surrender at Appomattox


The final painting

Born: February 5, 1909 New York
Died: June 29,  1997 New Mexico

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

W. Smithson Broadhead

D'Arcy's first pan netted about five dollars in coarse gold--lumpy, in fact. "Faith, we've struck brand-new diggings," he thought.

Tide of Empire by Peter B. Kyne

 W. Smithson Broadhead

                        From: JVJ Publishing

Monday, November 7, 2016



Sculptor creates small acrylic painting....... enters it in national small works competition... " Wins Best of Show "....

Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery "Lucky 13"                         
15 W. Mesquite Blvd
Mesquite, Nevada 89027

                   HEAT OF BATTLE,         
            Acrylic 8.5" x 10" x 2"

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preliminary drawing for painting

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Preston Blair


CARTOON ANIMATION Original Drawings of PIG WOLF-HUNTER for 1994 Walter Foster Art Book

Pencil, india ink and white opaque touch-up paint on two , unevenly trimmed paper sheets mounted to 17" x 11" paper, image size: 10.75" x 8"

Preston Blair

These sequential construction drawings of a "Little Wolf-Hunter Pig" were created by Preston Blair as illustrations for his animation instruction book published by Warren T. Foster in 1994. They were published on pages 42 and 43 in the Character Development chapter of the book and titled "Little Wolf-Hunter Pig" with instructions for drawing the figure. The hand-lettered text with the art does not appear with the published drawings. Cartoon Animation was the final version of Mr. Blair's series of books published in his lifetime. It is the most comprehensive edition and incorporates material from previous editions along with new work.

        IMAGES FOUND ON Luca Chiarotti's flickr site

Friday, November 4, 2016

Karl Alexander Wilke

                                    Woman reading (c.1912)                             Books and Art

(1879 Leipzig - 1954 Wien).  

Wilke was a German-Austrian painter, illustrator and stage designer. From 1905 to 1918 he was a staff member of the Austrian humour/men’s magazine, Die Musketethe.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

John R. Neill


found on: ozclub Online Gallery

 Original drawing by John R. Neill for The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913). In addition to serving as the end papers for Baum’s seventh Oz book, this illustration was adapted for and used in Baum’s Little Wizard Stories—a series of short Oz tales designed to introduce younger readers to Oz. The adaptation is obvious in this original artwork; shadows of the two characters have been carefully blocked out. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

George Brehm

"Very Funny!" - 1934 Saturday Evening Post Original Illustration Art

George Brehm

Reposted from:, both pis and texts

This very large superb and lively story illustration was published in The Saturday Evening Post circa 1935.
George Brehm published about 100 such illustrations in the Post between 1905 and 1943 - including 9 covers. According to Walt Reed, "his most memorable pictures were done for The Saturday Evening Post for story series by Booth Tarkington, Octavius Roy Cohen, and M.G. Chute. It was a source of pride to Brehm that the Post never required him to submit preliminary sketches, although he made many of them for himself before embarking on a finished picture" (The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000. New York, NY: The Society of Illustrators, Inc., 2001, p. 137).
George Brehm (1878-1966) was a native of Anderson, Indiana: he seems to have always kept a fresh Hoosier outlook on life and folks. He made his home in Pelham, NY, at "Witherbee Court, where he also maintained his studio and from where he could cross the street to pursue his other great passion, golf, at the Pelham Country Club" (The Pelham Manor Story 1891 – 1991. Pelham Manor, NY: James B. Saunders, ed. 1991, p 19). He was the elder brother of Worth Brehm whose wonderful "Dorm Conference" was sold here a while ago. He studied at the Art Students League of New York under Frank Vincent DuMond, George Bridgman and John Henry Twachtman.
George Brehm designed covers for The Saturday Evening Post (9 between 1907 and 1935), Woman's World (Apr. 1914), Short Stories (Feb 1916), Woman's Home Companion (Sept. 1916)... His illustrations appeared in the Post and other magazines such as The American Magazine, Broadway Magazine Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Country Gentleman, The Delineator, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Monthly, Ladies Home Journal, McCall's, Metropolitan Magazine, Munsey's, Pictorial Review, The Red Book Magazine, Woman's Home Companion, Woman's World...
Brehm also designed numerous illustrations for novels, advertisements (Coca-Cola, Texaco, the American Red Cross...) According to his great-grandson, he served with Norman Rockwell as one of several judges for the very first Miss America Pageant in 1923 (AskArt profile).
George Brehm was a member of the prestigious Society of Illustrators.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Engraved drawing 1878

Schoff, Stephen Alonzo, 1818-1904, engraver. Rowse, Samuel Worcester, 1822-1901, artist. - Library of Congress[1]
" [Ralph Waldo Emerson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right] / engraved and published by S.A. Schoff ... from an original drawing by Sam W. Rowse in the possession of Charles Eliot Norton, Esq. ; S.A. Schoff." Engraving.


From Paper to Copper: The Engraver's Process