"Country Auction, The New Yorker Magazine Cover"   Lot no. 3387

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By Ilonka Karasz (1886 - 1981)

1953 (Estimated)
16.13" x 11.00"
Gouache on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



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March 28, 1953 Magazine Cover of The New Yorker

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Ilonka Karasz (1886-1981) was the first woman admitted to study at the Royal Academy of Arts and Crafts in her native Budapest, before migrating to New York in 1913 to begin a career as an artist and designer. Karasz established the Design Group Inc., a guild of designers and craftsmen that made toys, lamps, wallpaper and various decorative items.

An illustrator for several children's books, her most noted drawings were for The New Yorker; spanning a tremendous period from 1924 to 1973 in which she executed 186 covers. This illustration was used for the cover of The New Yorker's March 28th, 1953 issue. Her designs and drawings can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.



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