The Golden Age of American Illustration remains one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of American art and culture. It was a period that saw the practice of illustration rise from humble beginnings to become a dominant and sophisticated art form that touched the lives of almost every American. The best artists of this movement—a long list that includes such illustrious names as Howard Pyle (1853–1911), Charles Dana Gibson (1866–1944), Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966), J.C. Leyendecker (1874–1951), N.C. Wyeth (1882–1945), Dean Cornwell (1892–1960), and Norman Rockwell (1894–1978)—gained national fame.

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California Art Club Newsletter, Cover story, Winter 2013