(1874 - bef. 1926)
Ethel Reed was active/lived in Massachusetts. Ethel Reed is known for paintings; illustrations, often posters.
Biography Ethel Reed
Illustrator and poster designer, painter in watercolors of landscapes and figures studies. Ethel Reed was virtually self-taught, although she studied briefly at the Cowles Art School in Boston around 1893.
In the mid 1890s, Reed exhibited watercolors at both the Boston Art Club, but later turned to the graphic arts. The Boston Herald accepted her first poster designs in early 1895, launching her brief but brilliant career. In 1895 alone, she designed sixteen posters, most of which advertised books published by the Boston firms, Copeland and Day or Lamson, Wolffe, and Co. She often designed the publications' covers, illustrations, and decorative endpapers as well.
The influence of Japanese prints and Art Nouveau with bo
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