The Beautiful Poster Lady: A Life of Ethel Reed

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Ethel Reed (1874-1912) is one of the most elusive figures in the history of American graphic design. "The beautiful poster lady" is how newspapers of the day described her, and they often went on to claim that she was the most famous woman artist in America. William S. Peterson, through meticulous archival research, has at last been able to reconstruct the story of her life in England. This is the only book-length treatment of her work as a designer, and the first successful attempt to recover Ethel Reed's enigmatic, hidden life. It includes 16 color plates of her posters and 47 black-and-white illustrations.

Written by William S. Peterson. Published by Oak Knoll Press in 2013. Hardcover, measures 6 x 9 inches, 160 pages. ISBN 9781584563174

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