Joseph Hémard (1880-1961), was in his lifetime one of the most prolific French book illustrator. His illustrations are the focus of the latest exhibit in the Yale Law Library, “‘And then I drew for books’: The Comic Art of Joseph Hémard.” The exhibit showcases eight of the 183 illustrations in Hémard’s Tax Code, donated to the Yale Law Library by Farley P. Katz, a tax attorney from San Antonio, who has one of the world’s finest collections of Hémard’s works, and other books from the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Collection. You can find more information about the exhibit at the Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog.
When you will be back from your vacation, take a look at the Peel-street-side corner of the ground floor. By that time, we will have a new picture hanging there. It is a work of Robert Natkin, abstract painter whose art is associated with abstract expressionism, color field painting, and lyrical abstraction. To know more about this artist you can read his obituary published in the New York Times.