The Lost Art of Frederick Richardson

Frederick Richardson Joseph V. Procopio Martin Gardner Ruth Berman

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The Lost Art of Frederick Richardson pages x trade paperback edition Like many of his contemporaries serving in the bullpen of a daily newspaper Frederick Richardson was required to be a jack of all trades As a staff artist fo

  • Title: The Lost Art of Frederick Richardson
  • Author: Frederick Richardson Joseph V. Procopio Martin Gardner Ruth Berman
  • ISBN: 9780982927625
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • 128 pages 8.5 x11 trade paperback edition Like many of his contemporaries serving in the bullpen of a daily newspaper, Frederick Richardson was required to be a jack of all trades As a staff artist for the Chicago Daily News in the 1890s, Richardson might have been asked to provide an editorial cartoon one day, an illustration for a children s story the next, and a ful128 pages 8.5 x11 trade paperback edition Like many of his contemporaries serving in the bullpen of a daily newspaper, Frederick Richardson was required to be a jack of all trades As a staff artist for the Chicago Daily News in the 1890s, Richardson might have been asked to provide an editorial cartoon one day, an illustration for a children s story the next, and a full page illustration for the features section the day after that Many of these artists survived in such an environment by learning to hack the work out But Richardson proved to be a cut above the typical ink slinger at a daily newspaper Over a 15 year stint, Richardson s work blossomed, becoming complex and assured Although Richardson eventually left the newspaper grind in 1903 and moved to New York City to begin a new phase in his career as an illustrator of children s books, this collection the first of its kind in well over a century brings together the best of Richardson s work published in the mid to late 1890s for the Chicago Daily News The Lost Art of Frederick Richardson also includes a short biography by well known scholar Martin Gardner and an introduction by prolific fiction writer Ruth Berman Modern readers, after seeing these drawings, will be left wondering what today s newspapers might be like if they aspired to this level of enchantment and artistry.

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