Artist: Louis Rhead American (1858-1926)
Title: Read The Sun
Original lithograph from the "Das Moderne Plakat" series, View entire collection (50)
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Plakat Sheet Size: 8 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in 21 cm x 29 cm
"Rhead was one of the first poster artists to gain an international reputation. Born in England he was quite active in London, New York and Paris with equal success: his exhibition of posters in New York in 1895 was America's first, and was well received. He was heavily influenced by Grasset, whom he admired and met while in Paris" (Rennert, PAI-XXVI 513)
"Rhead always paid close attention to the decorative side of poster design... It all adds up to virtually all the ingredients of art nouveau, which was just coming into vogue. Rhead was the only American artist to achieve the distinction of having a solo exhibition of his poster work both in London (1896) and in Paris (1897)... Born in England, Rhead arrived in New York in 1883 to work for publisher D.Appleton. Independently, he also designed book covers and bindings, and even contributed patterns for art needlework to women's magazines. His first poster proved him to be a master. He understood lithography and made his designs easy on the printer. Perhaps for that reason, he was avidly sought after to design posters for newspapers and periodicals" (Rennert, PAI-XXXI)
"Founded in 1867 as Cassell's Fiction Magazine, the sixpenny monthly magazine of the publisher and temperance advocate John Cassell (1817-1865) became Cassell's Family Magazine in 1874, Cassell's Magazine in 1897, and, after 1912, Cassell's Magazine of Fiction, a pulp. The magazine was edited by H.G. Bonavia Hunt 1874-1896, Max Pemberton 1896-1905, David Williamson 1905-Nov 1908, Walter Smith Dec 1908-1912, and Newman Flower 1912-1922. Acquired by the Amalgamated Press in 1927, it merged with The Storyteller Magazine in 1932." (conradfirst.net)