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Louis Prang: Innovator, Collaborator, Educator

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  • Subject is exactly "Women as illustrators "


This print is from a set of calendar pages published by Louis Prang in 1876. These scenic prints show the New England landscape through each month of the year, and marks Prang’s first collaboration with floral and bird painter Fidelia Bridges.…

Portrait of Lizbeth Humphrey.

Lizbeth Humphrey was a talented illustrator whose works published by Prang were among his most popular. This portrait is from a volume published by Prang, shortly after her death, exhibiting some of her most popular and beautiful prints.

Peace on Earth Christmas card

This card, designed by Lizbeth B. Humphrey, won the third prize in the 1881 Christmas card competition. Here, a blonde woman stands on a crescent moon and extends an olive branch that she holds in her hand, while a dove escapes from the other.

Prang's Prize babies

This progressive proof book shows the process in creating an image from nineteen separate color stones. The book was made for salesmen selling the print, to explain the process. The image, after an oil painting by Ida Waugh, depicts six infants…

Good Saint Santa

This card, designed by Lizbeth B. Humphrey, won the second artist’s prize in the 1881 competition. A young girl kneels while Santa Claus is seen in the corner with a hand to his ear, listening to the girl’s wishes.

Boston Prize card

Entered for the fourth and final competition of Prang's Christmas cards in 1884, Humphrey's card won the popular prize by Boston votors and garnered much attention. Known as the "Boston prize card" this card depicts a woman and two children standing…