MAY 4, 2012 – JUNE 24, 2012

In a time before televisions or even the widespread use of radio, Americans received their news and entertainment from popular magazines and illustrations. Among Delaware’s most famous illustrators of the early 20th century, Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972) and Gayle Porter Hoskins (1887-1962) painted hundreds of images during their careers to illuminate current articles and popular stories.

These artists were commissioned by one of America’s most popular magazines, The Ladies Home Journal, to illustrate key events and scenes from World War I for thousands of readers.  Picturing WWI features several Hoskins and Schoonover paintings, created between 1917 and 1919, of the experiences of World War I soldiers.  The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see this exceptional collection owned by the Delaware National Guard.