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Stahl Does Line Art

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Nothing earth-shattering but for those who are interested this last minute find might be worth a closer look: a small line art spot by Ben Stahl I just found in Coronet.

I can't say I've come across a lot of line art by Stahl. Magazine ADs of the time seem to have called upon him mostly for his painting skills.

Coronet was a treasure trove of line art during the fifties. Much of it was reproduced at tiny sizes and both the paper and printing were barely a step above pulp quality, but illustrators both reknowned and unknown accepted commissions from the magazine so there must have been a decent enough paychecque in it for them.

I even found one small spot by Austin Briggs.

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