Mac Conner: A New York Life

House of Illustration

1 April – 28 June 2015

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Over 70 original works by McCauley 'Mac' Conner, one of the defining illustrators of America's golden age of advertising.

The gallery hosts the first major exhibition of work by the influential commercial artist, whose illustrations helped shape the image of postwar America. Between the 1940s-60s, Conner worked at the heart of the thriving publishing scene in Manhattan, producing hand painted designs for clients such as Ford, United Airlines and AT&T. ​

Here his published work is shown alongside reference photographs, preliminary sketches, advertising tearsheets and correspondence with editors and art directors.

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