Good Wishes from Robert Frost

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Good Wishes from Robert Frost: Twenty-five Years of Christmas Cards: a collaboration between poet and printer

Exhibit: November 28, 2012 through Sunday, January 6, 2013
Reception: Sunday, December 2  4-6 pm

For twenty-five years, poet Robert Frost collaborated with the Spiral Press and several artists/illustrators to create unique Christmas cards to be sent by the Frost family and by Frost's publishers. The artists involved include Thomas W. Nason, J.J. Lankes, Fritz Eichenberg, Philip Grushkin, Howard Norton Cook, Leo Manso, Linn Lloyd Benton, Stefan Martin, Antonio Frasconi and Joseph Low. The Spiral Press was founded by Joseph Blumenthal in 1926. He and Frost became friends during their collaboration on the cards.

These very special cards have been graciously loaned to the Library by Elinor Wilber, Robert Frost's granddaughter.

Comments on design by guest curator, Pamela Hovland, Senior Critic in Graphic Design, Yale University followed by remarks on Robert Frost by his granddaughter, Dr. Lesley Lee Francis, author and educator.

Thanks to Pamela Hovland and Rachel Needle who created a video of the cards and curated the exhibit, and also to Cynthia Crawford who organized the exhibit.

Location : Perkin Gallery and Reading Room


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