Art of Illustration (1900s-1930s) (upd. 11-07) Aug 2, '09 2:20 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld #137
Author : vlad
Art of Illustration (1900s-1930s) (upd. 11-07) Aug 2, '09 2:20 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld #137
New York: Charles Gates Sheldon Nov 18, '10 1:01 PM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld #487
Charles Gates Sheldon
© Grapefruit Moon Gallery: http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/grapefruitmoongallery
"Charles Sheldon was a prolific and gifted early 1900's American Illustrator who specialized in "pretty woman" themed cover portraiture and advertising in the Art Nouveau and Edwardian styles. After studying at the Art Students League, he went to Paris to study under the legendary Alphonse Mucha. He returned to America and set up a studio at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
In 1918 Sheldon received his first pin-up commission, a series of ads for La Vogue lingerie. He went on to do a series of work for the Fox Shoe Company as well as front covers for Collier's Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post and Photoplay. By 1921 he was contributing high fashion portraits to Woman's Home Companion and Theater magazine. Famous women all over the world arranged to sit for portraits in his studio in Carnegie Hall in New York.
The pastels he created for Photoplay 1925-1930 launched his career as a portrait cover artist. During this time period most of the stars sat three or four times for each of these portraits, later came cover art commissions for Screenland, Movie Classic and Radio Digest magazines. His glamorous interpretations of Clara Bow, Mae West, Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, Gilda Gray, Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple and hundreds of other early tinsel town enchantresses were in high demand for these attention grabbing newsstand viewed publications.
Charles Sheldon like many of his contemporary illustrators was also a competent photographer. Grapefruit Moon Gallery recently acquired a large archive of his Carnegie Hall studio portraits that we will be offering for sale on our ebay site in the coming months.
In 1936, Breck Shampoo asked this famous portrait artist to develop a national ad campaign and the ever-successful "Breck Girl" advertisements were born, Sheldon is known to have created 109 portraits for them until his retirement in the late 1950's.
Charles Sheldon was one the highest paid illustrators of his time and his cover illustrations were ingrained in the minds and eyes of the American people. He died in 1961 at his home in Springfield with his beloved summer gardens.
Grapefruitmoongallery recently purchased a vast collection of artist's studio c. 1916-1930 gelatin silver antique photographs taken by the American Illustrator Charles Gates Sheldon in his Carnegie Hall New York City Studio. These stills were used to create advertising pastels and paintings for lingerie companies, and his other advertising accounts including Breck Shampoo, as the artist was the originator of the "Miss Breck" series of pastel portraits. Sheldon went on to create hundreds of stylized covers for Photoplay Magazine and the other Silent Movie pre-code titles." Grapefruit Moon Gallery
James Ben Ali Haggin III (upd. 05-28)
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld May 8, 2010
James Ben Ali Haggin III
1882 - 1951
Ben Ali Haggin
James Ben Ali
James Ben Haggin
“Portrait painter and stage designer, most commonly referred to as "Ben Ali Haggin"
James Ben Ali Haggin (III) was born in New York City, the son of James Ben Ali Haggin Jr. (1853-1891) and Lee Wood (1856-1934). He was the namesake of his illustrious grandfather James Ben Ali Haggin Sr. (1822-1914), the famous turfman and California mining millionaire.
Ben Haggin attended the Pomfret School in Connecticut and later the Thatcher School in Ojai, California close to where his grandfather had lived. In New York, he studied under the noted educator Frederick S. Grow (1868-1933). His art training began with travel to Munich, Bavaria where he studied at the Academy there, later returning to this country to study at the Art Students League in New York City.
He married Ms. Margaret Faith Robinson (1883-1958) in November of 1903 at the Little Church Around the Corner. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Robinson of New York City and Narragansett, Rhode Island. Soon after their return from their honeymoon, Haggin began to paint portraits professionally.
He began exhibiting formally in the United States at the National Academy of Design in New York City, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C., in the year 1908.
Also in that year his portrait of Ms. Mary Garden as "Thais," which caused great excitement at the time, was exhibited in the windows of The Knoedler Art Gallery. At that time Haggin was working out of a studio at 27 West 67th Street. In 1910 he exhibited again at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
The MacDowell Club at 108 West 55th Street invited Haggin and several of his contemporaries to exhibit there in November of 1911.
In 1912 Haggin was elected as an Associate Academician (A.N.A.) of the National Academy of Design and became a founding member of the National Association of Portrait Painters.
Their first exhibition was held in March of that year where Haggin exhibited two works, portraits of "Miss Marjorie Curtis" and "Mrs. Wilfrid Buckland."
Later that year a selection of Haggin's portraits where exhibited at the Glaenzer Galleries and featured works that were called " . . . brilliant and vivacious to the verge of unreality."
They included portraits of Mrs. Leo Everett, Ms. Kitty Gordon, Mademoiselle Rita Sacchetto, Otis Skinner, Margaret Lee, and others.”
Written and submitted May 2005 by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director
Southold Historical Society, Southold, New York
“When the grandson of a very rich man devotes his life to art instead of luxurious ease, one must feel high respect for his efforts to achieve success in his adopted profession. I write of Ben Ali llaggin with sincere entusiasm. because I have visited his studio and have seen many of his portraits. His large portrait of Mary Garden is known throughout this country and Europe as most interesting likeness of the prima donna. Twelve of Mr. Haggin's portraits were recently shown at the Glaenzer Galleries. The canvasses included Miss Marjorie Curtis, Mrs. Edward W. Delafield, Mrs. Leo Everett, Miss Kitty Gordon, Mrs. Wilfred Buckland, Mr. Otis Skinner as "Hajj the Beggar" in "Kismet." Mmle. Rita Sacchetto, Mr. J. Harry Benrimo, two of Margaret Lee one in a Chinese coat, and a portrait in black. The exhibition attracted much attention, due to excellence of execution. Mr. Ben Ali Haggin was born in this city April 1882. He was prepared to enter Harvard University. After study abroad, he opened a studio in New York and married Miss Faith Robinson two years later. At 24 Mr. Haggin exhibited at the Society of American Artists and since then his pictures have been accepted and hunt at nearly all important galleries, including the National Academy of Design. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Corcoran Gallery at Washington. Cincinnati Museum, the Royal Academy at Berlin and Der Kunstverein at Munich.
The history of the Haggin family is very romantic. Mr. Haggin's great-great-grand-father came from Turkey to this country in
the eighteenth century was an officer of the Janizaries at Constantinople and his name was Ibrahim Ben Ali. The artist's grandfather James B. Haggin, the wealthy mineowner, is the largest breeder of thoroughbred horses in this country. At the age of 84, he is hale and active. I lis Kentucky stud farm at Elmendorf is the show place of the state; his California stock farm. Bancho del Paso, contains 47,000 acres. At the two places, Mr. Haggin has had at one time as many as 1.0(1(1 brood mares and stallions; in the days
of turf popularity, he bred as many as 400 yearlings annually. His racing stable has contained many illustrious names. Mr. Ben
Ali Haggin's grandmother was a famous Southern beauty Miss Sanders, of Natchez. She died in 1894. The artist has his atalier in the studio building on West Sixtyseventh Street. His club is the Players.”
© Julius Chambers
“The book of New York; forty years' recollections of the American metropolis”
JAMES B. A. HAGGIN WEDS
November 4, 1903, Wednesday
Miss Faith Robinson the Young Artist's Bride.
His Grandfather, James B. Haggin, Not Present at the Ceremony
Friends Taken by Surprise.
CAPT. HAGGIN NO FUGITIVE
May 10, 1914
Says Report of Escape from Keeper Is a Guardsmen's Joke.
Ben Ali Haggin, the artist who six months ago sought a resting place at Blythewood Sanitarium on the Greenwich Hills and has since remained there during ...
BEN ALI HAGGIN WEDS MISS BONNIE GLASS
June 5, 1916, Monday
Artist Who inherited $10,000,000 Admits He Was Quietly Married to Actress.
HE WAS RECENTLY DIVORCED
Friends Did Not Know That His First Wife Had obtained a Decree.
$15,000 A YEAR PAID TO HAGGIN'S WIVES
February 8, 1922, Wednesday
Trustees of Artist's Inheritance Show Allowances Made Under Agreements.
DIVORCED WIFE GOT $5,000 Present
Mrs. Haggin, Living Apart From Husband, Receives $10,000 --She Was Formerly a Dancer.
A suit filed in the Supreme Court yesterday shows that in 1914 James Ben Ali Haggin, artist, who received $1,714,039 from the $20,000,000 estate of his grandfather, James B. Haggin, formed a trust fund of the entire inheritance, ...
SAYS WIFE DIVORCED HAGGIN IN MEXICO
October 1, 1928, Monday
Lawyer for Artist Asserts Decree Has Reached the FormerBonnie Glass, Dancer.
DECLARES BOTH FILED SUITS
But That Court Found Against theHusband on Charge of Mental Cruelty--Couple Wed in 1916.
Mrs. Helen Roche Haggin, formerly Bonnie Glass, the dancer, has obtained a Mexican divorce from James Ben Ali Haggin, the artist, according to Arturo del Toro, Mexican attorney, with offices at 36 Park Avenue.
BEN ALI HAGGIN WED TO ITALIAN DANCER
October 5, 1928, Friday
Friends Reveal Marriage of the Recently Divorced Artist to Miss Mary Corday.
Ben Ali Haggin, wealthy artist and sportsman, was wedded last Saturday to Miss Mary Corday, a young dancer of Florence, Italy. The wedding became known yesterday through friends and relatives of Mr. Haggin.
BEN A. HAGGIN DIES; PORTRAIT PAINTER
September 3, 1951, Monday
Grandson of Late Turfman
Works Were Exhibited at Many One-Man Shows
Ben Ali Haggin of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., a portrait painter who was well known in society, died yesterday after a long illness in the Doctors Hospital. He was 69 years old.
Marius de Zayas
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld May 27, 2010
Marius de Zayas Enriquez y Calmet
(March 13, 1880-January 10, 1961)
“was an integral member of the avant-garde circle of painters and photographers who showed their work in New York at Alfred Stieglitz’s gallery “291.” De Zayas’s lively caricatures of Stieglitz and other key members (ca. 1909–15) capture the essence not only of their physical appearances, but also of their personalities.”
Raphael Kirchner - Viennese, Parisienne, London, and New York Series Mar 7, '12 11:50 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld #'s 438, 439, 630, 632
“…Raphael Kirchner was born in Vienna, Austria and along with Alphonse Mucha, was one of the most renowned Art Nouveau postcard artists of the Vienna Secessionist movement. The visionary artist later moved to France and worked as the cover artist for the wildly popular “La Vie Parisienne”. His radically risque portraits of sexually emancipated women were dubbed "Kirchner Girls..."
“…Kirchner moved to New York City in 1915, and was introduced to Florence Ziegfeld by Viennese architect Josef Urban, the man responsible for the ornate Follies sets and design. Ziegfeld, always an innovator, hired Kirchner as a staff artist.
This Raphael Kirchner pastel, part of a suite of five illustrations spotlighting the erotic and luminous showgirls of the Ziegfeld Follies, is a newly discovered piece of New York City theater history. This stunning portrait of Vivienne Segal hung in the lobby of the historic Century Theater until it shut its doors in 1936…” ©
Series marked with * are not represented in this collection.
A - Different publishers and various signatures
A.1 - Wiener Typen
A.2 - Auf Sommerfrische
A.3 - Happy New Year!
B - Publisher Back & Schmitt, Vienna
B.1 - Fleur de Chemin (Verlag Back & Schmitt Wien 6p 1899)
B.2 - Mythen + Legenden. Myths and legendes
B.3 - Aus Arkadien
B.4 - Um die Liebe
B.5 - Wiener Blut
B.6 - Radlerei
B.7 - A Quatre Feuilles
B.8 - Music postcards
C - Unsigned
C.1 - Coeur Dame
C.2 - Eisblumen
D - Signed Raphael Kirchner
D.1 - All Heil
D.2 - Au Serail
D.3 - Demi Vierge
D.4 - Enfants de la Mer
D.5 - Erika
D.6 - Fro"liche Ostern
D.7 - Fruits Douces
D.8 - Geisha
D.9 - Hinter den Coulissen
D.10 - La Favorite
D.11 - Les Cigarrettes du Monde
D.12 - Les Parfums
D.13 - Marionettes
D.14 - Mikado
D.15 - Moderne Ma"dchen
* D.16 - Re^veries
D.17 - Roma
D.18 - Santoy
D.19 - Vieux Temps
D.20 - Christmas pictures by BKW
D.21 - Christmas pictures by Stroefer
D.22 - Couples between red borders
* D.23 - Delighted girls
D.24 - Girls and eggs, yellow signature
D.25 - Girls between brown-green borders
* D.26 - Girls' faces in a square frame
D.27 - Girls' heads in a circle, on white background
D.28 - Girls with flowers at feet
D.29 - Greek girls
D.30 - Greek vergins
D.31 - Portraits of Viennese ladies
D.32 - Red and white figures and small shield
E - Signed Raphael Kirchner - Paris
E.1 - Bijoux
E.2 - Fables
E.3 - Farfadets
E.4 - Flashing motorists
E.5 - Fleurs d'amour
E.6 - Le'gendes
E.7 - Les ephe'me`res
* E.8 - Osterautomobil
E.9 - Rauchende Damen
E.10 - Salome'
E.11 - Sylphide
E.12 - Vitraux d'Art
E.13 - Christmas pictures signed with Paris
E.14 - Die-cut hold-to-light postcards
E.15 - Girls and eggs, black signature, horizontal
E.16 - Girls and eggs, black signature, vertical
* E.17 - Girls and pig heads
E.18 - Girls' heads on Christmas-foliage background
* E.19 - Girls holding hares in arms
* E.20 - Girls in car on white background
* E.21 - Girls surrounded by little hearts, stars, bubbles
E.22 - Girls with good luck charms
E.23 - Portraits of girls with grey border
* E.24 - The Christmas girls
E.25 - Women dominating landscapes
F - Advertising and various
* F.1 - Auf zur Pariser Weltausstellung 1900
F.2 - Robert Schlesinger, Wien
* F.3 - Union Cartophile Universelle de la Revue Franc,aise de la Carte Postale Artistique
* F.4 - Gruss von der Hochzeit
F.5 - Les Gra^ces
F.6 - Sire`ne - Salon 1904
F.7 - Streeter
F.8 - Beilage des Sect
F.9 - Byrrh
* F.10 - SP.
G - Unsigned, M.M.Vienne publisher
G.1 - Bronzes d'art
G.2 - Maid of Athens
G.3 - Figures on turquoise background
G.4 - Girls and eggs, unsigned
G.5 - Girls' faces in a circle on violet background
G.6 - Girls' faces with red border
G.7 - Girl with beige border
G.8 - Girls with olive-green surrounds
G.9 - Girls with purple surrounds
G.10 - Love thoughts
H - Unsigned, B. R. W. publisher
* H.1 - Girls' faces on a spider web
* H.2 - Girls' heads and shoulders on a green panel
H.3 - Girls posing with pigs
* H.4 - Girls and clouds
* H.5 - Girls surrounded with roses
* H.6 - Girls in frames with gilded clover leaves
* H.7 - Girls' faces with long eardrops
J - Unsigned, M. M. P. publisher
J.1 - Akropolis
J.2 - Ivoire sculpte'
J.3 - Small Greek heads
J.4 - Scenes of ancient Greece on ochre and black background
K - Unsigned, Various publishers
K.1 - Femmes Soleil
K.2 - Easter at the circus
K.3 - Girls amid plants
* K.4 - Girls and bronze male busts
K.5 - Girls with ancient musical instruments
* K.6 - Greetings in gold
* K.7 - Hovering girls
K.8 - Leda and the swan
L - Postcards signed other then Kirchner
Signed Nini Hager
L.1 - Girls with animals
L.2 - La guerre amusante
* L.3 - Christmas pictures by Raschka
Serge and Syntheses Cinegraphiques, 1926 by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld Jan 23, 2011