Mac Harshberger: Women's Costumes
Frank MacCoy “Mac” Harshberger Jr. (American, 1900–1975) was an illustrator known for his spare, elegant, Art Deco style. Born in the state of Washington, he moved to Paris in the early 1920s and became part of the expatriate American artists community. He studied with Maurice Denis, one of the original Nabis, a group of French artists who emphasized the flatness of the painting surface through simplified color and design. In 1926 Harshberger settled in New York, where he illustrated sheet music and limited-edition books of verse.This calendar reproduces twelve watercolor images from Harshberger’s series A History of Costume. His stylized artwork reflects the spirit of the Jazz Age, and his sense of humor comes through in these heavily made-up, impossibly tall women of high fashion.All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.FSC license code FSC N001864.