An Illustrator’s Sketchbook || Arthur Keller

Arthur Ignatius Keller, it says here, was one of the leading lights of the Golden Age of American illustration. Between 1891 and 1912, his work appeared in nearly 150 books and 600 issues of the leading magazines. No, I hadn’t heard of him either.

I mention this not just to explain who I’m writing about but because, apart from the introduction, this book has no words and consists only of Keller’s drawings, which are very much of their period or of historical subjects. They are all human figures.

Whether this will be of value, especially as some of the detail seems to have been lost in the reproduction, is up to you. However, as examples of figures in a variety of poses and costume they are, subject to the limitations I mentioned, an excellent source of material.

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