The new issue of Illustration Magazine has a feature on Eric Pape (1870-1938), a golden age American illustrator. He was born in San Francisco and studied under Emil Carlsen before heading to France to study in the academies. Several trips to the Egypt and the Near East cemented his love of Orientalism and exoticism, which became a key part of his work.
The article contains a welcome biography and overview of his career, replete with illustrations that range from his academic studies to his black and white decorate work to his full color illustrations.
There are over 80 images by Pape alone, mostly reproduced in color, and mostly from the original. The issue also includes features on Ellen Clapsaddle and Mel Odom.
You can learn more about Illustration Magazine #53 and preview the issue at this link.