Charles Dana Gibson

American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 1867 - 1944

Charles Dana Gibson (1867–1944) was an American artist and illustrator best known for creating the iconic Gibson Girl, an idealized image of American femininity at the turn of the 20th century. Gibson’s work, characterized by a refined line and humorous portrayal of high society, was widely popular and influential. He studied at the Art Students League of New York and started his career at Life magazine. Gibson’s illustrations appeared in major magazines, and he played a significant role in public life, including heading the Division of Pictorial Publicity during World War I.

Charles Dana Gibson was the highest-paid illustrator of his time, receiving $100,000 for 100 illustrations over four years from Collier's Weekly, a testament to his immense popularity and influence in the art world.