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ID: 500034288
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500034288

 

Record Type: Person
Irvin, Rea (American illustrator, 1881-1972)

Note: Art editor for the New Yorker magazine for 21 years; creator of "Eustace Tilley," the top-hatted Regency dandy who appeared on the cover of the first issue of the New Yorker in 1925 and became the trademark of the magazine. He was also the creator of the clean, all-caps, Art Deco typeface, named "Irvin," that captured the spirit of the Jazz Age, and he was responsible for the general look and feel of the magazine.

Names:
Irvin, Rea (preferred,V,index,LC,English-P,NA,U)
Rea Irvin (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
illustrator
editor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  San Francisco (San Francisco county, California, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Virgin Islands of the United States (North and Central America) (dependent state)

Events:
active:   New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Irvin, Rea (I)

Biographies:
(American illustrator, 1881-1972) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1881-1972) ..... [GRL]
(artist, 1881-1972, active New York City (New York state, United States)) ..... [GRL]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Irvin, Rea ........ [GRL Preferred, VP Preferred]
......................  GRIL NACO contribution (n.d.)
......................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFR9426392; http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr94026392
......................  Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists (1985) 364 (erroneously included with female artists)
Rea Irvin ........ [GRL, VP]
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRIL NACO contribution (n.d.)

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, GRL, VP]
....................  Ask Art [online] (2003) "Rea Irvin," accessed 16 August 2005
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr94026392
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRIL NACO contribution (n.d.)
....................  Hertzberg, Who Are These Guys?, New Yorker Online (2001) accessed 27 November 2006
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr94026392
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFR9426392; http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr94026392
....................  Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists (1985) 364 (erroneously included with female artists)
....................  Pettys, C. Dictionary of women artists...1985: p. 364 (Irvin, Rea; illustrator, art editor for The New Yorker magazine for 21 years; b. San Francisco 1881, d. 1972)
....................  RLIN data base, 08/10/94 (hdg.: Irvin, Rea; usage: Rea Irvin)
....................  Union List of Artist Names via VIAF, 20 June 2015 (Access point: Irvin, Rea‏ (American illustrator), 1881-1972‏); (Access point: Irvin, Rea‏ (American illustrator), 1881-1972‏ )
....................  Wikipedia (2000-) (Rea Irvin (August 26, 1881-May 28, 1972) was an American graphic artist. Although never formally credited as such, he served de facto as the first art editor of The New Yorker. He created the Eustace Tilley cover portrait and the New Yorker typeface. He first drew Tilley for the cover of the magazine's first issue on February 21, 1925. Tilley appeared annually on the magazine's cover every February until 1994. As one commentator has written, "a truly modern bon vivant, Irvin (1881-1972) was also a keen appreciator of the century of his birth. His high regard for both the careful artistry of the past and the gleam of the modern metropolis shines from the very first issue of the magazine...") {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rea_Irvin}; (Rea Irvin (August 26, 1881-May 28, 1972) was an American graphic artist. Although never formally credited as such, he served de facto as the first art editor of The New Yorker. He created the Eustace Tilley cover portrait and the New Yorker typeface. He f
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Hertzberg, Who Are These Guys?, New Yorker Online (2001) accessed 27 November 2006
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