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History of Drawing

drah' ing, (1) the art of producing a graphic representation with lines, as with a pencil or crayon; (2) a picture or design thus produced

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Charles Dana Gibson
Charles Dana Gibson
sold his first cartoon to Life magazine for $4 in 1886, and by 1890 was selling illustrations and cartoons to every major publication in New York. In 1890 he introduced America to "The Gibson Girl," a tall, athletic, beautiful, and well-bred young woman who quickly became one of the most popular icons of the day.

John White
John White
was an artist and illustrator responsible for the earliest visual record by an Englishman of the flora, fauna and people of the New World. He was one of the colonizers of Roanoke Island, and his granddaughter, Virginia Dare, was the first English child to be born in the New World.

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