Vintage illustration powerhouse Leif Peng has got a new blog ! Female Illustrators of the 20th Century focuses on the women who created classic illustration work in the middle of the last century, but sadly never got appropriate credit for it. Sort of like the subtext for Mad Men, but for illustrators, as it where.
It’s quite interesting to witness Peng, who must be one of the most knowledgeable people around when it comes to vintage 20-th century illustration, painstakingly scrapes together information on quite often less than extensively studied female artists, and all too often has to resort to the phrase “At this time I have no information on”. I guess all help is welcome.
(illustration : Record cover by Margaret Erath for All About The Seasons, as featured on Female Illustrators of the 20th Century)