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Willy Pogany (1882–1955)

Author of The Art of Drawing

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His most famous works appeared during his ten year stint while living in London from around 1906 to 1916:

~Faust (Goethe) 1908.
~The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 1909. Coloured decorated half-title and fronits, green and brown decorated title, 24 colored plates mounted on grey card. Calligraphic text and numerous decorations.

~Rime of the Ancient Mariner 1910. 20 mounted color plates, 10 full-page illustrations in line with colored backgrounds, 22 full page decorations in two colors, 30 vignettes in line, hand-lettered troughout with decorated borders and background decorations - Considered by many to be one of the most elaborately illustrated books of the last century. Pogány illustrated or decorated EVERY part of every page.

~Tannhäuser (Wagner) 1911.
~Parsifal, or The Legend of the Holy Grail. (Wagner) 1912.
~The Tale of the Lohengrin 1913.

Pogány would go on to illustrate over 150 books, calenders, sheet music, and drawing lesson books. He would also contribute to many magazine covers (Metropolitan, McCalls, American Weekly) and advertising illustrations ( Palmolive, Paramount Pictures, Mohawk rugs and carpets, Djer-Kiss).

Pogány would later move to Hollywood and work and an illustrator (art director) for the Walt Disney Co.
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