Remember This? Art supplies

Dorri Partain

When the “father of the American Christmas card” needed art supplies for his young daughter, he started a campaign to bring art instruction to all American school children.
Louis Prang (1824-1909) was born in Poland but started his career as a lithographer, innovator and publisher after his arrival in America in 1850. He not only brought over the English tradition of sending Christmas cards, but created his own line with American designs, using the chromolithograph process he developed.His Artist’s Color Wheel, invented in 1876, has become the standard in art instruction, breaking the color palette into primary […]


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