The Golden Age of American Illustration at Pepperdine

Pepperdine University’s Weisman Museum presents Illustrating Modern Life: The Golden Age of American Illustration from the Kelly Collection. Featuring the works of Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, J. C. Leyendecker, and Norman Rockwell, among others, the exhibits runs Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 AM to 5 PM (through March 31).

The period of the 1890s through the 1930s saw an increase in popular magazines, which created more demand for illustrations and exposed the American public to more art. Illustration in turn became a more sophisticated art form. At left is J. C. Leyendecker’s 1923 Woman Kissing Cupid. (…and keeping him locked up, apparently?)

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art is located at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Call 310.506.4851 for more information.

Image via Weisman Museum website

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