earl harvey lyall

The ABCs as told by haters of cubism.

This 1913 alphabet book dedicated to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors satirizes what some of their contemporaries considered an easily-bored and childlike group of artists called “the Cubies,” aka Cubists.

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Spread from “The Cubies’ ABC,” Mary Mills Lyall (author) and Earl Harvey Lyall (illustrator). New York and London: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1913. The Getty Research Institute