Frederick Duncan original pastel
Frederick Duncan was a prolific and popular illustrator whose depictions of the independent New Woman, glamour girl, and flapper were widely popular during the 1910s and 1920s. Duncan’s work graced covers of a wide variety of periodicals including The Saturday Evening Post as well on calendars, postcards, and advertising campaigns too numerous to list here.
This example was published by M.P. Co as a pin-up calendar print for the Mexican market, with the title “Señorita.” A copy of the published calendar print is included with sale.
The Legacy of Norman Platnick
In his New York Times obituary, Norman Platnick’s son Will said that his father had three passions in life, his wife Nancy, spiders, and collecting.
Few individuals have the chance to leave a mark like Norm’s in even one field, let alone two. But Norm managed to be both a celebrated scientist, and one of the most influential lay historians of illustration art.
Under his imprint Enchantment Ink, Norm researched, wrote, and published collectors guides to artists like Rolf Armstrong and Earl Christy. We at Grapefruit Moon Gallery rely on these books in our work, and they are now all freely available as PDFs through the Enchantment Ink website.
Norm’s expertise was a gift, his friendship was a treasure, and his legacy is immeasurable. He is missed.