Gibson, Charles Dana

1942 exhibit brochure signed by the creator of the “Gibson Girl” and Gibson Martini!

Price: $75.00

Description:
(1867-1944) American graphic artist, best known for creating “the Gibson Girl”, iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century. Studied at NYC’s Art Students League 2 years, sold first work in 1886 to John Ames Mitchell's Life magazine (became editor and eventual owner of Life after Mitchell’s 1918 death), his works appearing there weekly for over 30 years. His works soon appeared in all major New York publications, Harper's Weekly, Scribners and Collier's. His illustrated books include 1898 editions of Anthony Hope's “The Prisoner of Zenda” and sequel “Rupert of Hentzau”. His development of the “Gibson Girl” from 1890 and her nationwide fame made him respected and wealthy. In 1895, he married Irene Langhorne, sister of Nancy Astor, and the elegant Langhorne sisters were the inspiration for the “Gibson Girls”. The popularity of the “Gibson Girl” faded after WW I, and he took to working with oils for his own pleasure. The Gibson Martini is named after him, as he favored ordering gin martinis with a pickled onion rather than an olive or lemon zest. 16pp 6 x 8 program for the Cincinnati Art Museum’s “Charles Dana Gibson Retrospective Exhibition Drawings and Paintings” held Sept. 29-Oct. 25, 1942, signed by Gibson on the front violet-colored cover under his white facsimile signature, adding year 1942.

Condition: Very good, some mild speckling
Type:Signed Brochure






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