Philidelphia: David McKay, 1942. ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION FOR THE "RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM"
“ADONIS CARRYING AN URN”
[Children's & Illustrated] Pogany, Willy
(ca. 1942). Original graphite drawing, with pen and ink. Signed by Pogany, bottom right. Approximately 12 5/8 x 9 in. (320 x 228 mm) (sight). In mat.
William Andrew Pogany (born Vilmos András Pogány; August 24, 1882 – July 30, 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books. His contemporaries include C. Coles Phillips, Joseph Clement Coll, Edmund Dulac, Harvey Dunn, Walter Everett, Harry Rountree, Sarah Stilwell Weber, and N.C. Wyeth. He is best known for his pen and ink drawings of myths and fables. A large portion of Pogany's work is described as Art Nouveau. Pogany's artistic style is heavily fairy-tale orientated and often feature motifs of mythical animals such as nymphs and pixies. He paid great attention to botanical details. He used dreamy and warm pastel scenes with watercolors, oil paintings, and especially pen and ink. Painstakingly detailed and confident, Pogany's pen and ink pieces portray the true extent of his talent.
Pogany worked as an art director on several Hollywood films, including Fashions of 1934 and Dames. He began his involvement in motion picture set design in 1924 and worked in film until the end of the 1930s. He was commissioned by John Ringling, Ettenger, Reiner and William Randolph Hearst's Wynton Estate, painted for the Barrymore family, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Carole Lombard, Enrico Caruso, Miriam Hopkins, and many others.
Pogany was awarded gold medals in Budapest and Leipzig Expo as well as the London Masonic Medal, and became a Fellow of the London Royal Society of Art. The New York Society of Architects gave him a silver medal for his mural in the August Heckscher's Children's Theatre showing Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and Jack in the Beanstalk. He won a gold medal in 1915 at the Panama Pacific Expo for his work The ValCares. and was also awarded the Hungarian Silver Blue Medal.
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Philadelphia: David McKay Co., (1942).
Finley bound 8vo. 101 pp. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Willy Pogany. half blue morocco, fine decorative tooling in gilt, over patterned handmade paper-covered boards, slightly worn and faded yet very good condition, a sharp volume inside and out. The above illustration faces p. 59 in this volume.
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