Artwork Historical past Information: Antonio Petruccelli: Rediscovering a Modernist

Antonio Petruccelli: Rediscovering a Modernist, the brand new on-line exhibition from Helicline Tremendous Artwork, is prolonged by September 6, 2023 as a result of continued curiosity.


Antonio Petruccelli (1907-1994) started his profession as a textile designer. He turned a contract illustrator in 1932 after profitable a number of Home Lovely cowl illustration contests. 


Along with 24 Fortune journal covers, 4 New Yorker covers, a number of for Home Lovely, Collier’s, and different magazines he did quite a few illustrations for Life journal from the Thirties – 60s.


‘Tony was Mr. Versatility for Fortune. He might do something, from charts and diagrams to maps, illustrations, covers, and caricatures,’ mentioned Francis Brennan, the previous artwork director for Fortune.


Over the course of his profession, Antonio gained a number of essential design awards, designing a U.S. Postage Stamp Commemorating the Metal Trade and designing the Bicentennial Medal for the Franklin Mint for the State of New Jersey.


The exhibition options 4 dozen revealed cowl illustrations for FORTUNE, THE NEW YORKER, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL and COLLIERS, cowl proposals and drawings for VANITY FAIR, LIFE, LAMP and others. The work spans the Thirties by the 60s and might be out there for acquisition at

The Fortune journal cowl was his nice platform from 1933 to 1945. Petruccelli created 28 memorable covers with attribute precision, wit and imaginative contributions that made full use of dense shade. The photographs he devised had been solely his personal, revolutionary for the time, and appeared to owe little to the work of his contemporaries. An early coaching in textile design equipped him with a watch for the probabilities of repeating pictures and a aptitude for unusually rhythmic compositions. Many pictures recommend an intuitive understanding of the dynamics of Italian Futurism mixed with an Artwork Deco sensibility.