A Revolution In Pharmaceutical Education (About 1871)
18 x 22 in (44 x 55 cm)
Description: Pharmaceutical poster by Robert Thom. Born in Grand Rapids, Missouri in 1915, Robert Thom is a notable American illustrator. Thom is known for his specialization in historical scenes, best know specifically for this specific series of work illustrating the history of pharmacy. The series was commissioned by Parke-Davis Company, a subsidiary of Pfizer, and was launched in 1957. The 40 pieces were in partnership with the Institute for the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin. Thom began his artistry as an illustrator for Detroit Edison and General Motors in 1939. After six years, Thom left these companies behind, focusing on becoming an independent artist. Thom began taking commissions for paintings and attracted big-name clientele. An important contributor to American illustration, Thom’s realistic work can be seen at the Baseball Hall of Fame and the White House.
Artist: Robert Thom