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As a little girl, FOF Liz Glasgow loved art and crafts, much to the delight of her mother Hilda, a top New York fashion illustrator.
“We had a workroom with a metal closet that housed all the drawings, papers, art supplies and cameras,” says Liz. “Whenever I needed something art related, Mom would tell me it was in the white cabinet.”
Now, 50 years later, Liz has made her name as a freelance photographer for leading architects, interior designers and top publications such as Elle Decor and Woman’s Day. The white cabinet from her childhood has lived on, although her mother, Hilda, passed away in 2004 at the age of 91.
Today, the white cabinet resides in Liz’s Hamptons home and houses 80 drawings spanning Hilda’s career as an illustrator for Vogue, Saks Fifth Avenue and Best & Co.
“I’ve had her drawings hidden away and am now offering them to the world,” says Liz. Just last year, she launched a virtual White Cabinet where customers can order custom, printed Gicleé reproductions that mimic the look and feel of the originals. Currently there are 50 illustrations available on the site ranging from the 1940s-1970s, and Liz plans to release the rest in the near future. Later this year, the prints will be sold as wallpaper by Flavor Paper.
“These drawings have lived in that cabinet for 60 years or so,” says Liz. “I found it only fitting for them to reside there virtually online as well.”
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Contest closes January 13, 2011