Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pen and Ink at the Brandywine

Thomas Nast, Charles Addams, Charles Schulz, and Rube Goldberg are among the artists featured in Laugh Lines: Cartoons and Caricatures from the Collection, on view at the Brandywine River Museum through March 14.

Above: Tony Sarg, Laughing Lion, 1930.

The exhibition includes over 50 humorous works by some of the most important illustrators from the 19th and 20th centuries, whose works comment on politics, society and ordinary life.

Visitor's information: Entrance fees, directions, hours, etc.



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My Pen Name said...

site note but i was just thinking how artists no longer have as tight knit communities like brandywine and how they have been mostly priced out of the whatever communities they create. everyone's familiar with DUMBO/Williamsburgn and that occuring but brandywine - how many artists can afford to live there now.

On 67th near central park west, i believe there was a building that was purpose built for artists and illustrators (high north windows, for example) somewhere along the line someone broke with the intent and now it's all Wallstreet and other money. Even the studios in carnegie hall - expressely reserved for artists, have been converted..
sorry side rant!

I have to make it to brandywine someday.

Don Cox said...

Thanks for posting this. Tony Sarg is one of my favourite artists.

There is a real need for a big fat book on him. In the meantime, his collection of drawings of New York in the 1920s, "Up and Down New York", was reprinted a couple of years ago and is well worth buying.

Evan T said...

Reminds me of Heinrich Kley's drawings, wonderful