|A.B. Frost "The Power of the Human Eye" from Stuff and Nonsense, 1913|
The new issue of Illustration Magazine has a feature on A.B. Frost (1851-1928), known for his humorous pen-and-ink illustrations and his realistic wash drawings of the American rural scene.
I love the early days of humorous illustration, when standard cartoon conventions weren't really established, and "straight" illustrators were finding their own ways to make drawings funny.
The article contains 42 illustrations by Frost, some reproduced full page, along with a biography by Gary Land. He tells how Frost got started with his popular "Uncle Remus" illustrations, and how his studies under William Merritt Chase loosened up his painting style, even though he was color blind.
The issue also has features on Virgil Finlay, Tom Miller, and William Meade Price.
You can order the magazine online or find it at your local newsstand.
Wikipedia on A.B. Frost
Website about Frost (Thanks, Allen)
On Amazon: The A.B. Frost Book