“What many do not realize is that Penfield’s Harpers years account for less than a third of his thirty-four year career. During the decade after his self-retirement from Harper and Brothers, his freelance work was seen by millions of people on hundreds of magazine covers and advertisements.
Not a boisterous self-promoter like some of his contemporaries — he rarely gave personal interviews — Penfield preferred to live a quiet life near his ancestral stomping grounds in New York. But at the same time he was considered “that rare person among artists, an active citizen.” He volunteered for civic duties, spoke at womens’ clubs, taught at the Art Students’s League and served as president of the Society of Illustrators.
More than a poster artist, Edward Penfield was an illustrator, art editor, graphic designer, writer, painter, educator and mentor — an American Master.” FROM https://edwardpenfield.com/introduction/
Google Arts: https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/edward-penfield/m09rt2r_?categoryId=artist&hl=en
Edward Penfield posters~ https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/posters-by-edward-penfield#/?tab=about
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