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The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature
South Bend Museum of Art
South Bend, IN

November 2 - December 29, 2019

From the collection: selected American works including previously unexhibited artworks by Franklin Booth and Roy Krenkel

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"Tales of Margaret Brundage" from Imaginary Worlds by Eric Molinsky
Podcast Available on Apple iTunes

Published March 7, 2019

She’s mostly forgotten today, but in the 1930s Margaret Brundage was the hottest pulp fiction magazine illustrator. She created covers for Weird Tales magazine, which published the works of Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft and other pioneering genre writers. But Brundage herself was something of a mystery. Host Eric Molinsky, talks with experts George Hagenauer, Lauren Stump and Steve Korshak about why Brundage’s art was so alluring, and how it taps into current questions about how women are depicted in fantasy worlds.

Alice's Wonderlands
TOEI Company Ltd. Traveling Exhibit
Various Locations, Japan

March 2019 - September 2020

From the collection: Mock Turtle by Arthur Rackham

An exhibition introducing the enchanting world of Lewis Carroll's Alice covering the historic episodes behind the creation of Alice, its literary excellence, and its phenomena as a popular culture icon.

Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA

November 10, 2018 - May 27, 2019

From the collection: I Fought Once Again for Dejah Thoris (1917) by Frank E. Schoonover

Frank E. Schoonover's legendary paintings were inspired by the belief that artists should live what they paint-- an adage often repeated by his teacher, illustrator Howard Pyle, and absorbed by his fellow student and friend, N. C. Wyeth. The artist's historical book illustrations and dramatically staged adventure paintings illuminate the depth of his own wanderlust-- his wilderness experiences inspired his art throughout his career, making authentic portrayals possible. Schoonover's long and distinguished teaching career will also be explored.

Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction & Southern California
Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena, CA

March 3 - September 2, 2018

Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California explores the history of science fiction in Southern California from the 1930s to the 1980s, and how it interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society. Curated by Nick Smith, former president of Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, the exhibition brings together an unusual range of artifacts, fine and graphic arts, books, ephemera, and photographs.

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

Fantastic Illustration from the Korshak Collection
The Chazen Museum of Art
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Madison, WI

November 20, 2017 - February 4, 2018

This exhibition explores the ever-evolving visual landscape of science fiction and fantasy literature with illustrations from the collection of Stephen and Alma Korshak.

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Masterpieces of American and European Science Fiction
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Stamford, CT

September 22 - October 29, 2017

The Stamford Museum’s exhibition, Illustrations of Imaginative Literature: The Korshak Collection featured works by both American and European artists that span more than a century, with vivid and detailed illustrations that animate totally imagined worlds, creatures, and adventures. The illustrations are from the private collection of Stephen and Alma Korshak. His collection reveals the evolution of fantasy illustration and traces the history of science fiction imagery from the pages of dime-store magazines to hardcover, library-quality books.

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The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature
The Society of Illustrators' Museum of Illustration
New York, NY

June 7 - August 26, 2017

To purchase a catalog featuring works from this exhibit, please visit the Society of Illustrators' Museum Store.

The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
March 30 - May 16, 2017

A vision of the fantastic, this exhibition explored the ever-evolving visual landscape of science fiction and fantasy literature. Featuring original works by both American and European artists spanning more than a century, these vivid illustrations bring to life adventures, beings, and worlds conjured in novels such as Don Quixote and Tarzan, and pulp magazines including Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Fantastic Adventures and Wonder Stories. Accomplishing far more than simply guiding readers in their explorations of new and sometimes bizarre realms, the range and impact of these illustrations is far-reaching.

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José Segrelles: The Labyrinth of Fantasy

Museu Valencià de la Illustració i de la Modernitat, MuVIM

March 26 - May 31, 2015

 

From the collection: Illustration for "War of the Worlds" and "Chopin" by José Segrelles


The temporary exhibition Segrelles: The Labyrinth of Fantasy featured 260 original works by José Segrelles (Albaida, 1885-1969) and over 300 copies from books and magazines showcasing his illustrative work. The exhibit was the most comprehensive presentation of Segrelles' work to date.

A world renowned illustrator, his work has been published in Spanish, British, French and American magazines and newspapers such as Sphere, White and Black, The Illustrated London News, The Skets, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Fortune, The American Weekly, and The New York Times, among others. He settled in New York, where he worked primarily as an advertising creative for Ford, Lincoln and Packard. His prolific work has had a decisive influence on filmmakers and art directors such as Guillermo del Toro, John Howe (Illustrator Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) and William Stout (illustrator Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and Conan the Barbarian)."

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Picturing Poe: Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe's Stories and Poems

Brandywine River Museum

Chadds Ford, PA

September 8 - November 15, 2012

 

From the collection: Illustration for "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Facts in the Case of Monsignor Valdemar" by Henry Clarke

 

Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre stories and poems of terror and mystery have long resonated with artists and he has come to be one of the most widely illustrated authors in the world. This exhibition examined this phenomenon by looking at the work of over thirty artists.

At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic

Allentown Museum of Art

Allentown, PA

June 3 - September 9, 2012

 

From the collection: Selected works of European illustration by Segrelles, Matania, Dulac, Rackham, Clarke, and Pogany

 

At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic was the most comprehensive exhibition of fantastic art to date. It was also be the first time that this discipline was presented, and therefore appreciated, on such a large scale.

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Maidens & Monsters: The Art of Science Fiction, Adventure & Fantasy

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden

Winter Park, FL

Novem­ber 24, 2009 - April 18, 2010

 

From the collection:  American illustration collection

 

Alien worlds, brawny heroes, horrifying beasts and buxom beauties were featured in Maidens and Monsters: The Art of Science Fiction, Adventure and Fantasy. This exhibition spans over eighty years of science fiction and fantasy “pulp” magazine covers and book jacket illustrations from 1914 to 1995.

 

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