Profile: Treasures and Musings

The Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University is comprised of original art and printed material from many fields of popular American pictorial graphic culture. Focusing on the 20th century illustration, the collection includes artists' working materials and sketches as well as original artwork from books, magazines, and advertising.

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Mario Cooper Illustrating Agatha Christie

During her lifetime, British mystery writer Agatha Christie published 66 detective novels. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s -- the peak of Christie's career -- in the U.S. these works often first appeared as serials in magazines like Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, and Redbook, giving fans an opportunity to read and follow a story months before the book's publication.
While many artists illustrated her work, perhaps no illustrator collaborated with her more than Mario Cooper.
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