Featured Item from the Yale Bookplate Collection

[Ex Libris Vogel] by Anna Macková, 1920, 17.7 x 12.4 cm.
April 10, 2014

Anna Macková (1887-1969) was a Czech painter and printmaker. Early on her work was influenced by traditional folk art as well as Art Nouveau, though over time she developed her own style and was known for her skillful depictions of nature—especially animals. A stylized peacock dominates the curvilinear composition of this woodcut bookplate.

The Yale Bookplate Collection comprises an array of graphic works in addition to both archival and published materials, and Macková is represented in several of these archival collections. Her ex-libris can also be seen in the context of other graphic works, such as illustrated books, paintings, and drawings, in the Emma Joy Dana Collection of Anna Macková (Call # AOB 31), which includes some biographical materials as well. 

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