Mac Conner: A New York Life, House of Illustration 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1, until 28th June 2015
‘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.
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”.
Don’t miss it!