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6 edition of Artists" Christmas cards found in the catalog.

Artists" Christmas cards

Artists" Christmas cards

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Published by A & W Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christmas cards,
  • Artists -- Psychology

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by Steven Heller.
    ContributionsHeller, Steven.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNC1866.C5 A77
    The Physical Object
    Paginationca. 150 p. :
    Number of Pages150
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4751700M
    ISBN 100894790498
    LC Control Number78074677

    Thecla loved the holidays, and she was known for her vibrant seasonal paintings and the homemade cards that were sold in city boutiques. Bayer had, in fact, been living in Berlin in the mids, working as an art director for Vogue, but had suffered at the hands of the Nazis when his work was included in their notorious Degenerate Art exhibition forcing him to flee. View Images A subversive take on Raphael's famous cherubs from the Sistine Madonna, Julia Thecla's holiday card features a painting by the artist of a cigarette-smoking angel next to a wine bottle. Raphael Tuck died on 16 March Yet, there are also accounts of Cole selling at least some of the cards for a shilling apiece at his art gallery in London, possibly for charity.

    Mixed media, offset lithograph on paper 3. Jacqueline Kennedy painted two Christmas card designs for Hallmark in But whatever shape or form the cards take, one thing is certain: a lot of time, effort and love went into their realisation — and what better present can you give than that? Archives of American Art Smithsonian Magazine Subscribe December Americans last year sent more than two billion Christmas cards, and a great many bore a familiar sentiment printed in an overseas factory and boxed for mass consumption. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Dan Flavin, famous for creating sculptures with fluorescent lights, sent this Christmas card to artist Andrew Bucci in Here, she turns her artistic skill to a Christmas card made in

    Kohen in Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Using imagery from a wire-sculpture circus creation, Alexander Calder created this unique card in Although they are not rare, Piazza adds, the second printing-sheets of these stamps are collectibles today. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Nickolas Muray, a Hungarian-born American photographer, took this image for a Christmas card that was never sent.


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Artists Christmas cards book

He called on his friend John Horsley to design a three-paneled card with humanitarian themes: images of people caring for the poor, familial scenes where love abounds.

Inwhen British civil servant Sir Henry Cole came up with the idea, he had a more utilitarian purpose in mind. Commissioning famous artists to design them was one way: Hence, the creation of cards by Salvador Dali, Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell, who designed a series of Christmas cards for Hallmark the Rockwell cards are still reprinted every few years.

Cutting-edge digital printing techniques now allow customers to add beautiful metallic foil and glitter onto cards. Archives of American Art Werner Drewes, a German-American painter and printmaker, created this pastel illustration for a holiday card in Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Frederick Hammersley used his keen sense of color and precisionist style to create this screen-printed Christmas card design.

First prize was awarded to the owner of 20, cards, [8] a huge total to collect through the eighteen-month duration of the contest.

Montage-photolithograph with silkscreen and lithograph on paper 6. Post Office perhaps speaks even more powerfully to the popularity of the Christmas card. He approached an artist friend, J. The Proof series were printed on superior board, every set was stamped with a consecutive number, and a register was kept of whom the set had been sold to.

Elise Asher papers, Alexandra Darrow of Connecticut, known for her Works Progress Administration murals of the s, was a model of yuletide cheer in a photograph.

Jones Christmas card to Eugenie Gershoy, Dec. Hence, the first printing of the new Christmas stamps came in sheets of In her new book, Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century ArtistsSavig includes illustrations of the original holiday cards held in the Archives.

The next year, the Museum of Modern Art commissioned him to create a Christmas card featuring the same image. Thecla loved the holidays, and she was known for her vibrant seasonal paintings and the homemade cards that were sold in city boutiques.

Any public institution could be nominated, and the originator had to get as many as possible to buy a packet of Tuck cards, send one in to the institution, and the rest to his friends, telling them to do so as well. But whatever shape or form the cards take, one thing is certain: a lot of time, effort and love went into their realisation — and what better present can you give than that?

Maybe Sir Cole was not only a pioneer of the Christmas card, but prescient in his recognition of another aspect of our celebration of Christmas. Raphael's wife Ernestine died and Raphael's own health began to fail.

Kohen, ca. The Kepes family sent the card to Katharine Kuh. In spite of having to start over, the company was soon making progress. While he found the varied designs interesting, he was not impressed by the written sentiments. Only cards passing through the post after 1 January were accepted, and the winner was once again decided by the largest collection.

People soon collected Christmas cards like they would butterflies or coins, and the new crop each season were reviewed in newspapers, like books or films today. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Using imagery from a wire-sculpture circus creation, Alexander Calder created this unique card in The first experimental Snowdon postcard was produced, entitled the "View" postcard, showing scenes of London, with an individual number given to each card.

Herbert Waide Hemphill papers,bulk Archives of American Art Signing her name in newsprint in the bottom right hand corner, Helen Frankenthaler created this collage for artist Theodoros Stamos in Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Nickolas Muray, a Hungarian-born American photographer, took this image for a Christmas card that was never sent.

Events such as these helped foster the "postcard boom".

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The presence of World War II is keenly felt in the work: one of the two outstretched, eye-bearing hands is covered in snow, the other in blood. His gift for friendship also extended to other areas of the art world — from museum administrators to trustees to collectors — a knack that served him extremely well at MoMA.Christmas Cards Designed by Christian Artists.

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