An American City At Christmas Time / Franklin McMahon / 1978

An American City At Christmas Time / Franklin McMahon / 1978


Footnotes

With sketch pads in hand, Mr. McMahon covered momentous events in the civil rights struggle, spacecraft launchings, national political conventions and the Vatican, turning out line drawings for major magazines and newspapers. Many were later colored by watercolor or acrylic paints, and most rendered scenes in a heightened, energetic style. His goal, he said, was to step beyond what he considered the limitations of photography to “see around corners. ➡︎


Sources

Franklin McMahon Collection, 1965-1998 / Chicago Film Archives

◼︎ Franklin McMahon, Who Drew the News, Dies at 90 / Douglas Martin / The New York Times / 2012


Redesigning Christmas / Torill Kove / 2014

Redesigning Christmas / Torill Kove / 2014

Interiors: Home Alone / 2014

Interiors: Home Alone / 2014