William Glackens Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
A native of Philadelphia, William Glackens (1870–1938) began his career by drawing scenes from everyday life, and he rapidly became the premier illustrator for leading publishers of large-circulation magazines, including Scribner’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and Collier’s. His early style, with dark tones reminiscent of Édouard Manet, resonated with the gritty, urban realism of a disparate group of American painters known as The Eight, with whom he exhibited in 1908.
Increasingly interested in Renoir’s use of color, Glackens started to work in a brighter palette, and he generally moved away from depicting urban images in favor of seaside themes and landscapes. The artist’s luminous paintings, four of which are reproduced here, display his distinctive contribution to American modernism.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
The Little Pier, 1914
Captain’s Pier, 1912–1914
Cape Cod Pier, 1908
The Soda Fountain, 1935