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The Mark del Costello Collection

The Mark del Costello Collection focuses on American graphic design of the modern era.  Numbering some 426 pieces, it includes posters and ephemera related to a wide variety of topics such as music, theater, film, visual arts, product advertising, and political issues.  Although most examples in the collection date to the second half of the twentieth century, there are outstanding earlier works by renowned illustrators Howard Chandler Christy and Norman Rockwell.  Later artists of note include Saul Bass, Paul Davis, David Lance Goines, Edward Gorey, Alton Kelly, and Stanley Mouse.  Apart from its artistic significance, the Mark del Costello Collection is also an important source for social history, touching on many of the noteworthy events and movements that have occurred in the United States over the last fifty years. 

 

 


Gerald Scarfe
The Wall
© 1979 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.
Offset lithograph, 48" x 33"
Gift of Mark del Costello

Collection of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

 

 

Howard Chandler Christy

Americans All!, 1919

Offset lithograph, 40 1/8" x 27"

Gift of Mark del Costello

Collection of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art