Thursday, April 05, 2012 04:22:14 PM by
"Picturing WWI: The American Illustration Collection of the Delaware National Guard," featuring the work of professional Delaware illustrators, Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972) and Gayle Porter Hoskins (1887-1962) will open Friday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with Dover's First Friday festivities at the Biggs Museum of American Art.
Mr. Schoonover and Ms. Hoskins are among Delaware's most famous illustrators of the early 20th century. In a time before televisions or even the widespread use of radio, Americans received their news and entertainment from popular magazines and illustrations. Both Mr. Schoonover and Ms. Hoskins were commissioned by one of America's most popular magazines, The Ladies Home Journal, to illustrate key events and scenes from WWI for thousands of readers.
"Picturing WWI" will be on display through June 24 at the Biggs Museum located at 406 Federal St. in Dover. For more information and museum hours, visit www.biggsmuseum.org.