An earlier post introduced readers to a sampling of artwork from the James Boyd Collection of New York City Etchings. Today’s post highlights works by William C. McNulty, an American painter, illustrator, etcher and art instructor whose work is part of the Boyd Collection.
McNulty was born in Ogden, Utah in 1884. He began his career as an editorial cartoonist and worked at several newspapers including the Seattle Star. After moving to New York, he studied printmaking under Joseph Pennell, who founded the Graphic Arts Department at the Art Students League. McNulty later taught illustration, life-drawing, and composition from 1931-58, at the Art Students League. He is best known for his detailed images of New York street life and the cityscape in the 1930s, inspired by the Social Realist art movement. He died in Massachusetts in 1963.
Stay tuned for selections from Box 3!
This post is by Jill Reichenbach, Reference Librarian, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections.