“Double Exposure” displays Parker’s creative process

Olin Library’s new exhibition — “Double Exposure: Al Parker’s Illustrations, from Model to Magazine” — explores the art-making process of Al Parker, harking back to the “Mad Men” days of magazine illustration.

The exhibition, from the collection of the Modern Graphic History Library, is on display in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Reading Room and Grand Staircase Lobby through Sept. 25.

The display features original artwork by Parker and tear sheets from popular magazines published in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Also shown are photographs taken by Parker depicting women, men and children from various viewpoints and poses. Parker’s creative process can be seen through the juxtaposition of the photos with his artwork.

Parker was born in St. Louis and studied art at the University from 1923-28. He moved to New York City in 1935 and illustrated for such maga-zines as Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, The Saturday Evening Post, Sports Illustrated and Vogue.

For more information, call the Modern Graphic History Library at 935-7741.