Just recieved The Illustrator in America 1860-2000. This colossal will be great winter reading in preparation for Hartford.
Saturday, Nov 15, 2008 to Jan 18, 2009
A handwritten letter is a welcome surprise in this hurried electronic era. An illustrated letter, filled with masterful drawings, comical cartoons, or whimsical doodles, is even more remarkable, expressing the writer/artist’s undeniable sense of creativity, intimacy, and purpose. In 60 examples of epistolary art, More Than Words offers art lovers an unprecedented window into the passions, heartbreaks, business affairs, and travels of some of the most revered artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Alexander Calder, Thomas Eakins, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Andrew Wyeth, and many others.
Click on the link below to view one from this exhibition. There are more on the museum's site.