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Illustrating from Paradise: The Works of Morgan Dennis and Gerald Leake Exhibit Opening
17-September from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Key West Art & Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of “Illustrating from Paradise: The Works of Morgan Dennis and Gerald Leake” an exhibition showcasing two gifted commercial illustrators that called home in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.
The island has beckoned artists from all over the world – the flora and fauna are unrivaled and are the source of inspiration for many. But not every artist harnessed the natural beauty of Key West. A select number were professional illustrators and artists who were commissioned to create work for magazines, books, advertisements and private commissions. This exhibit will spotlight two of these accomplished artists – Morgan Dennis and Gerald Leake – whose work was seen around the world as ads for Coca-Cola, Lucky Strike, Black and White Scotch Whiskey and more.
The exhibition runs until January 3, 2022 and is sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.