Ruth Sigrid Grafstrom
(1905 - 1986)
Ruth Sigrid Grafstrom was active/lived in New York, Florida, Illinois / Europe. Ruth Grafstrom is known for fashion illustration, portrait and figure painting.
Biography Ruth Sigrid Grafstrom
Ruth Sigrid Grafstrom ( 1905 - 1986 ) was born in Rock Island, Illinois in 1905. One of America's pioneering fashion artists, she did illustrations for Vogue, including many covers, and had a profound influence on the style of fashion illustration in America from the 1920s through the 1940s. Her work had an effect on the appearance of the magazine through her distinct bold, sophisticated linear style and modernist painterly approach to fashion illustration. Her work was imitated by many magazine illustrators in the first half of the century and gave a new style to the genre that continues to this day.
In addition to her fashion work, Grafstrom, working in oil and watercolor from models, created a body of fine art po
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