Generations Gallery Introduces Illustrator Art

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Generations Gallery Introduces Illustrator Art

December 8, 2022

Generations Gallery Introduces Illustrator Art

Green Bay, WI—December 8, 2022— For over a century the Neville Public Museum has collected and preserved history.  We encourage you to explore our vast collection through a variety of themes and the stories of the people of Northeastern Wisconsin in the Generations Gallery. 
In the 2019-2020 core gallery renovation, we promised an accessible gallery that rotates the museum’s artifact collection to provide a new experience at each visit.  We are happy to announce that we have updated The Art Section to focus on Illustrator Art.
Art is everywhere.  It is a universal human trait to express emotion through different forms of art.  Art can be found on a wall in a museum, on the side of a building, or on a stage.  In the 1800s, advancements in the printing industry led to the rise of illustrator art. The "golden age of illustration" lasted from the 1880s to the early 20th century. Illustrator Art uses many different media and techniques to enhance text or represent ideas. Some examples of this art form include advertisements, book illustration, comics, and magazines. These pieces from our collection showcase the diversity of illustrator art. 
Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was one of America’s most popular illustrators and authors of his time. He gained both national and international popularity when his illustrations appeared in Harper’s Monthly, St. Nicholas, and Scribner’s Magazine. Pyle’s body of work includes many images of European and American history. The Neville Public Museum currently houses and cares for a collection of 22 paintings by Howard Pyle. These pieces are on loan as a part of the Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society’s Heritage Collection.
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Submitted by:
Beth A. Kowalski Lemke • Executive Director
[email protected]
210 Museum Place • Green Bay, WI 54303
Bridging Communities • Connecting Generations

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