Charles Allan Gilbert  

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All is Vanity (1892) by Charles Allan Gilbert
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All is Vanity (1892) by Charles Allan Gilbert

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Charles Allan Gilbert (1873-1929) was a U.S. artist and illustrator. Gilbert studied art in New York City and Paris. He is most famous for his illustration All Is Vanity (1892), an optical illusion. Created when Gilbert was only eighteen years old, the drawing depicts what appears to be a large grinning skull. This work was sold in 1902 to Life Publishing Co.

Other works include:

  • Woman Playing Piano (1901, charcoal and chalk on board)
  • Woman with Rose (1910, pastel on canvas)
  • Flattery

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