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The Permanent Collection of the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is one of the most comprehensive collections of this genre in the world. Comprised of over 3,000 works by many of the greatest names in illustration and comic and cartoon art, this celebrated collection is ever expanding thanks to purchase and donation from our membership, art patrons and estates. These works are fully catalogued with portions of the collection constantly on rotating display.

As part of the Society’s educational mission, works travel to important art colleges and universities throughout the United States. In addition, the Museum loans works to major exhibitions at such prestigious venues as the Brooklyn Museum, the American Federation of the Arts, the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Parrish Art Museum.

On display in the third floor Hall of Fame gallery.

Dean Cornwell
“Gold Hands”
Illustration for a short story by Edith Barnard Delano
Caption: “Bidwell carries Mrs. Sedgwick to the gardener’s cottage.
‘But your house is nearer,’ he said to Vasca.
‘No, she would not like that,’ Vasca said to him.
She sped up the path further on a blanket caught from her own bed.”
Good Housekeeping magazine, March 1924
Oil on board
Donated by the artist

Joseph Christian Leyendecker
The Saturday Evening Post cover March 31, 1934
Oil paint on canvas
Donated by the artist

Mead Schaeffer
Illustration for “Blue Roadster” by Corey Ford
Caption: “Joe,” she said, “I’ve got to talk to somebody. Can I talk to you?”
The American Magazine, May, 1941
Oil paint on canvas
Donated by the artist

Newell Convers Wyeth
“The Black Arrow”
Illustration for the cover of the book by Robert Louis Stevenson
Published by Charles Scribner’s & Sons, Doubleday, 1916
Oil paint on canvas

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