‘Mad Men’

Mac Conner: A New York Life, House of Illustration 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1, until 28th June 2015

How Do You Love Me Mac Conner 1950 Courtesy of Museum City of New York

How Do You Love Me
Mac Conner 1950
Courtesy of Museum City of New York

 ‘Mad Men’ comes to London in this exhibition that features works by one of the leading exponents of this form of illustration – McCauley (‘Mac’) Conner. There are over seventy artworks from the 1940s-1960s which totally capture the spirit of American post-war life and define the look of a generation. They appeared in magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping.

Strictly Respectable Mac Conner 1953 Courtesy of Museum City of New York

Strictly Respectable
Mac Conner 1953
Courtesy of Museum City of New York

Alongside the illustrations are reference photos, letters to/from editors and art directors, and sketches which build up a picture of Conner’s working life. The gallery’s director, Colin McKenzie, says: “Mac Conner is one of an influential group of New York illustrators from the golden era of advertising, when New York was the world’s media capital. We are delighted to show his remarkable work, which was created at a time when illustration defined the popular aesthetic and had a huge influence on mainstream publishing”.

Let's Take a Trip Up the Nile Mac Conner 1950 Courtesy of Museum City of New York

Let’s Take a Trip Up the Nile
Mac Conner 1950
Courtesy of Museum City of New York

 

Don’t miss it!

 

Where is Mary Smith Mac Conner 1950 Courtesy of Museum City of New York

Where is Mary Smith
Mac Conner 1950
Courtesy of Museum City of New York

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