Warren Chappell papers
- Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991 (Person)
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Mr. Chappell illustrated books for several publishing houses, including Alfred A. Knopf, Random House, Harper & Row, Doubleday and Little, Brown. His own books included "The Anatomy of Lettering" (1935), "A Short History of the Printed Word" (1970) and "The Living Alphabet" (1975). He also designed two typefaces, Lydian and Trajanus.
Among the books he illustrated were editions of Jonathan Swift's "Tale of a Tub" (1930), Leighton Barret's retelling of Cervantes' "Don Quixote de la Mancha" (1939), Mark Twain's "Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1942), Henry Fielding's "Tom Jones" (1943), Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" (1976) and Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men" (1981).
He kept his studio in New York until 1951 when he moved to Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1978, Chappell moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where he became the Artist-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. He died on March 26, 1991.
Sources: "Warren Chappell, Illustrator, Teacher And Artist, 86, Dies", The New York Times. Accessed 3/2/2022 https://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/29/obituaries/warren-chappell-illustrator-teacher-and-artist-86-dies.html
For more information: "Warren Chappell." Wikipedia. Acessed 3/2/2022 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Chappell
3 Cubic Feet (6 document boxes and 4 oversize folders)
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