Wednesday, January 10, 2018

NYC: Anatol Kovarsky New Yorker Gallery Show at the Society of Illustrators January 2 - March 3

Above: an Anatol Kovarsky rough courtesy of his daughter, Gina Kovarsky.

NYC: New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist Anatol Kovarksy (1919-2016) is the subject of a Society of Illustrators gallery retrospective: "Kovarsky's World: Covers and Cartoons from The New Yorker" which began on January 2, 2018 and runs through March 3, 2018. The reception is Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6:30pm until 10:00pm.

Mr. Kovarksy's daughter, Gina Kovarksy, has been kind enough to send on some scans of his work. These are, so far as I understand, not to be seen in the show. But what with dozens of covers and over 300 cartoons sold to The New Yorker, there will be plenty there to gaze upon at the Society of Illustrators.

Please enjoy these "unseen Kovarksys."

Here is a rough of a trusty Saint Bernard dog offering a holiday glass of egg nog. This was drawn as a holiday greeting card for friends.

Another ink sketch on thin paper. This was also a Christmas greeting card for friends.

"Reading the morning papyrus." Another unseen Kovarsky drawing.

If you are lucky enough to be in New York City this Friday, then you can attend the reception. His daughter, the co-curator of the show, will be there and it promises to be a wonderful event with some great cartoonists and illustrators in attendance.

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