In Between Social Activities, the Foreigners Found Time for Hasty Expeditions to the Best Shops
Medium: Graphite and ink on illustration board
Dimensions: sheet: 15 1/2 × 22 in. (39.4 × 55.9 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Seeing's Believing," by Maude Parker Child, in The Saturday Evening Post, January 9, 1926
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1993
About: In his teenage years, Arthur William Brown worked as the political cartoonist on the Hamilton, Ohio, newspaper. After his move to New York City in 1901 to study at the Art Students League, he began his long illustration career with commissions from The Saturday Evening Post. Brown always studied his assigned stories carefully, assembling models and photographs, and having them act out the scene. "Often when they speak a line they will unconsciously make a gesture or perhaps a slight turn of the body, an accidental thing..., but it will be different and at the same time convincing." In this scene, foreign visitors select some elegant clothes before their return home. The Society of Illustrators in New York elected Brwon to its Hall of Fame in 1964.
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