Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists

Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists

Mary Savig


Handmade vacation Cards indicates how artists imagined the vacations via unique watercolors, etchings, silk-screen prints, and drawings. hardly ever visible past the eyes in their recipients, those playing cards determine the irrepressible artistry in their senders. Handmade vacation playing cards offers own perception into the fashion and sentiment of artists, together with how they summed up the year's occasions of their personal lives and the realm during which they lived.

The creation by way of records expert Mary Savig explores the intersections among advertisement vacation playing cards and the artwork world--how vacation playing cards have been first advertised as "affordable artwork" and the way promoting their artwork to card businesses usually supplied source of revenue for artists in lean occasions. She then opens up the extra intimate dimensions of an artist's social community, illuminating their relationships with purchasers, curators, lecturers, and shut buddies. Captions introduce every one artist, examine or distinction the vacation card to his/her physique of labor, and speak about the connection to the recipient while relevant.

Handmade vacation Cards illustrates and contextualizes a huge variety of exclusive artistic endeavors or restricted version print sequence by way of famous artists equivalent to Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Robert Motherwell, Nickolas Muray, and advert Reinhardt. it's going to entice somebody drawn to greeting playing cards, ephemeral artwork, illustrated correspondence, and the historical past of yankee artwork.

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