Notecard folio containg ten cards (five each of two designs) and ten envelopes featuring two works by William Glackens: Zinnias in a Striped Blue Vase, 1915, and Flowers in a Quimper Pitcher, 1913-1915.
A native of Philadelphia, William J. Glackens (1870-1938) began his career by drawing scenes from everyday life, and he rapidly became the premier illustrator for leading publishers of large-circulation magazines, including Scribner's, The Saturday Evening Post, and Collier's. In 1895 Glackens traveled to Paris, where he painted in a subdued realist style influenced by old masters such as Hals and Veláquez.
Between 1990 and 1907 Glacken's pictures took on a colorful liveliness that reflected the influence of Édouard Manet. Relinquishing his somber palette, the artist-under the influence of his American colleagues Ernest Lawson and Maurice Prendergast-systematically transformed his style, adopting the forthright bright color intensity adn technique of Impression
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