The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

  • Thursday, Aug. 17 - Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017
  • Recurring daily
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE
  • Phone: (302) 571-9590

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the decade when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. His illustrations for leading women’s magazines such as Redbook and McCall’s animated a wide range of popular literature, from romantic fiction and detective stories, to topics of import such as Cold War anxiety and juvenile delinquency. His work is a “time capsule” of an era when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture. Free with admission. Image: Illustration for “How Do You Love Me” in Woman’s Home Companion, August 1950. Mac Conner (born 1913). Gouache on illustration board. © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist.