Papers of Warren Chappell [manuscript], 1870-1994.


Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Papers of Warren Chappell [manuscript], 1870-1994.

Papers of Warren Chappell [manuscript], 1870-1994.

The collection consists chiefly of Chappell's illustrations and artwork for books, dust jackets, magazines, Book-of-the-Month Club and Borzoi Books, announcements, keepsakes, bookplates, and Christmas cards; and individual sketches and drawings by Chappell and other artists. The collection also contains personal and professional correspondence; printed material; some photographs; articles; talks and speeches by Chappell; exhibition catalogs featuring Chappell; reviews and notices for books illustrated or written by Chappell; examples of various typefaces; political cartoons; and various topical files. There are also manuscripts and drawings by Chappell's grandfather, John Taylor Chappell, and by Samuel Michael Chappell. Topical files contain articles by Chappell, Alfred Fairbank, Fritz Kredel, and Paul Standard, catalogs from exhibitions featuring Chappell's work, lectures by Chappell, reviews, and type showings. Other artists whose work appears include Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, George Cattermole, Gustav Eichenauer, Willi Harwerth, Rudolf Koch, Fritz Kredel, Allen Lewis, Charles Locke, Imre Reiner, Boardman Robinson, Rudolph Ruzicka, Ernest H. Shepard, Francesco Solimena, and Hugo Steiner. Artwork collected by Chappell includes pieces by Hieronymus Bang, Annibale Carracci, Sebastiano Conca, Salomon Koninck, Charles Parrocel, Giovanni Piazetta, and Francesco Solimena.

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