Society of Illustrators

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Fee: Always free

Sun. Closed
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–8 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10 AM–5 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5 PM
Sat. 12 PM–4 PM
128 East 63rd Street
Manhattan, New York 10065
(212) 838-2560

Check the Society of Illustrators website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The Society of Illustrators (website) is a Gallery in New York.
Official description from Society of Illustrators:
The Society’s mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large. The Society of Illustrators is located at 128 East 63rd Street in a graceful, five-story townhouse on a quiet residential block on the Upper East Side. Originally a carriage house built in 1875 for William P. Read, a personal secretary for financier J.P. Morgan, it is near many of New York’s famed cultural institutions, Central Park, and the glittering shops of Madison Avenue. As the automobile superceded the horse and the smoky railroad trench that ran north from Grand Central Station was covered over to become Park Avenue, 128 was bought by two brothers who lived there from 1908 to 1939. They converted the building into a residence and the stable area became a squash court. In August 1939, the Society purchased the building for approximately $33,000, which is nearly $500,000 in today’s dollars. The funds had been realized by the sale in 1925 of the rights to the Illustrator Show skits to the Shubert Organization for their Broadway hit Artists and Models (see History of the Society).
Dan's opinion:
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Society of Illustrators is a professional society based in New York City founded in 1901. The mission of the Society is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration, as well as its history and evolving nature, and to encourage high ideals through exhibitions, lectures, education, and by fostering a sense of community and open discussion. On February 1, 1901, a group of nine artists and one advising businessman founded the Society with this credo: "The object of the Society shall be to promote generally the art of illustration and to hold exhibitions from time to time." Attendees to the first monthly dinners included such illustrators as Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, Charles Dana Gibson, Frederic Remington, James Montgomery Flagg and Howard Chandler Christy.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Society of Illustrators homepage or our exhibitions list for N.Y.-wide exhibits.

Official Society of Illustrators Links
aGogh in N.Y.

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