Artist: Alice R. Glenny American (1858-1924)
Title: Women's Edition, Buffalo Courier
Plate: PL. 60
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
Full size sold for $ 2000 US Poster Auctions International, NY. Nov 2004
"Only two posters are known by Glenny. One for the women's edition of the Buffalo Courier, another for the 1897 exhibition of Buffalo Fine Art Academy and Society of Artists. Both are among the most beautifully printed American posters of the 1890's. These designs have the cool, classical frontality that could be at home in one of McKim, Mead and White's classical revival buildings or at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Glenny's drawing is firm and assured, and her feeling for colour is unmatched. She trained as a painter in New York and Paris and specialized in murals"(Lauder p.187)
“Alice Russell Glenny was a painter, sculptor and graphic artist who lived on Amherst Street in Buffalo, New York. She was born in Detroit but moved to New York as a young woman, where she studied under William Merritt Chase. She also studied with Gustav Boulanger in Paris. Glenny exhibited four designs at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition, including her original design of The Maid of the Mist that was reproduced on the cover of a booklet for the Board of Women Managers.
Glenny was the president of the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo on Delaware Avenue, from 1899-1900. She was instrumental in the decoration of the interior of the club, designing the carpet on the second floor as well as the wallpaper for several rooms, which was produced by the M.H. Birge Wallpaper Company. She started a series of murals depicting the seven ages of women and related themes for the music room at the club in 1900. The last panel of the mural was completed and installed in 1920 when the room was renamed the Alice Glenny Room. Glenny was also President of the Buffalo Society of Artists in 1893-1894, 1903-1904 and in 1096-1908. Her prints and posters are included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” (Burchfieldpennt.org)