Arts Everyday Living: A Rival of Toulouse Lautrec–Edward Penfield, American King of Posters

 

WELCOME IN JUNE!

 

Edward Penfield, Harper’s Magazine, June, 1896, location unknown

 

If French master Henri-Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) figured as one of the ground-breaking artists of posters in Paris, Edward Penfield (1866-1925) was the leading innovator in the United States.  His calendars featured in this blog were considered works of art.

 

Edward Penfield, April, May, June, 1897, Lithograph & Commercial Relief Process, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

 

Edward Penfield, Poster Calendar, 1897, Lithograph & Commercial Relief Process, 1896, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

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