Celebrated for her artistic contributions to the pulp fiction industry during the 1940s, Gloria Stoll Karn was one of just a few female illustrators working to create a steady stream of tantalizing images for the covers for popular romance and dime store magazines. This exhibition explores the artist’s short but prolific career in a world previously assigned to male artists. From 1941 to 1949, Stoll Karn’s art appeared on the covers and pages of many Popular Publication magazines, including Black Mask, Dime Mystery, Detective Tales, New Detective, All-Story Love, New Love, Love Book, Love Short Stories, Love Novels, Romance, and Thrilling Love, as well as Argosy.
Includes essays by Norman Rockwell Museum Chief Curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett and Curator of Exhibitions Jesse Kowalski. Softcover, 27 pages.