Three gringos in Central America and Venezuela by Richard Harding Davis
Local Accession Number: 2012.AAP.74.Title: Three gringos in Central America and Venezuela by Richard Harding Davis.Creator/Contributor: Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925 (artist).Date issued: 1896 (inferred).Physical description: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 45 x 30 cm. .Summary: An indigenous man sits on a rock. Another man leans over a small boat. .Genre: Book & magazine posters; Lithographs.Subjects: Indigenous peoples.Notes: Title from item..Date note: Date from: American Posters of the Nineties..Statement of responsibility: Edward Penfield.Collection: American Art Posters 1890-1920.Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department.Rights: No known restrictions.
Posters spread rapidly in Europe and America. Poster exhibitions were staged in Britain and Italy (1894), Germany and Switzerland (1896) and in Russia (1897). National styles established themselves soon. The leading American poster designers were William Bradley and Edward Penfield, famous for his illustration and advertising placards for Harper's New Monthly Magazine. William H. Bradley - known as the "American Beardsley" - made his reputation from poster design. Famous for producing The Twins (1894), the first American Art Nouveau poster, Bradley's style blended features of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Japanese block printing and Art Nouveau.