A note arrives from Harold Henriksen, along with the first two scans below:
I thought of a particular Briggs illustration when I read a comment by Barbara Bradley Feb 27th. This is the part of the comment I meant.
"Fuchs pointed out something I’ve never forgotten about Briggs; that he was one of the first to select that natural moment between extremes of an action, often an almost awkward moment".
The Briggs illustration of the person sitting illustrates that comment for me.
The 'awkward moment'? What an intriguing notion.
Happily, many TI list members have been very generous in sharing Austin Briggs scans from their collections with me, so rounding up a few other examples took no effort.
Was Austin Briggs particularly adept at capturing 'that natural moment between extremes of an action' in his work? You be the judge.
* My thanks to Harold Henriksen, Brian Postman, Tom Watson and Michael Lark for providing material for today's post.
* My Austin Briggs Flickr set.