Owen Smith on Pulp Fiction Illustration @ Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco [8 September]

Owen Smith on Pulp Fiction Illustration

12:30 - 13:00

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Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103
Award-winning illustrator Owen Smith discusses the tradition of pulp fiction illustration and its visual influence on #ArchieRand.


Owen Smith is an award-winning illustrator whose clients include Sports Illustrated, Time, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker, for which he has created eighteen cover illustrations. He has recently completed illustrating his third children’s book, and his cover art and interior booklet illustrations for Aimee Mann’s CD The Forgotten Arm helped win a Grammy Award for Best Packaging.

Smith's influences come from the WPA artists of the 1930s, Diego Rivera, and the lurid covers of pulp magazines and dime-store paperbacks of the 1930s and 1940s. His paintings have been featured in exhibitions in New York, Rome, and Milan as well as solo shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1998 a set of mosaic murals Smith designed was permanently installed in a New York subway station at 36th Street in Brooklyn. Smith designed lobby murals, mosaic panels, and relief sculptures for new buildings at the historic Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. The project received two Public Art of the Year Awards at the Americans for the Arts 2011 Conference.

ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission

Image: Cover of «Amazing Stories,» August 1926. Cover illustration by Frank R. Paul.
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