Vol 56, No 11 (1995)

December


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This early fashion illustration was made for a commercial calendar in 1916 by artist Gordon Conway (1894--1956). Conway was a celebrated designer and illustrator acclaimed for her versa­tility. Her work included costume, set, and pro­motional designs for theatrical and film produc­tions, posters and programs, newspaper and magazine advertising, fashion design, and paro­dies. This watercolor and ink illustration is part of the Theater Arts Collection in the Harry Ran­som Humanities Research Center at the Univer­sity of Texas at Austin. The collection contains archives that emphasize late 19th-and early 20th­ century American and British design. Books, photos, stage and costume designs, manuscripts, engravings, posters, playbills, and costumes are joined by materials on many forms of art and popular entertainment.