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Thank you very much, Colleen. I'm delighted that you like the blog. How nice of you to comment!


What a wonderful site you have here! I have looked through all of the artists you have listed here and I loved learning and viewing much about each one of them. Charles Dana Gibson is one of my personal favorites. I knew there were many imitators of his style but I never knew much about them. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful information. I am a 34 year old artist myself, and I found your website to be incredibly inspiring!

Niroot Puttapipat

Just a very brief remark about the James Montgomery Flagg illustration for Scribner's, 1909: but for the intimacy in it, the drawing could almost be that of Lily Bart and Percy Gryce on the train to Bellomont (for those familiar with Edith Wharton's 'The House Of Mirth')!


Thanks, O.

Marsha -- I have not seen a Gibson woodcarving or a photo of one, but who knows? Maybe he liked to whittle. Seriously, it's quite likely it was carved by someone who liked the illustration seen in print, much the way scrimshaw was done from the drawings in Godey's fashion publications.


I have a wood carving of the "question mark"
profile gibson girl that was given to my Grandmother back in Dec. 1912 and is signed c.Gibs
have you ever seen any wood carving that was done by Charles D. Gibson

Thanks Marsha


A stunning blog. It's going to take hours to investigate, so I have bookmarked it. ::thrive!, O

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