Yet the important thing is that Gibson was able to show this in a way that never offended men; if anything, his male audience must have nodded in comradely, if rueful, agreement Charles Dana Gibson's elegant drawings captured the spirit of an age. Never before had an artist stirred such commercial interest. Magazines fought for the exclusive rights to his services in negotiations which made headlines; but no matter what agreements he made (and Colliers offered him unheard of thousands of pre-tax dollars if only he would be theirs alone), he always maintained a connection to Life, the publication that gave him his start.
Charles Dana Gibson (September 14, 1867 – December 23, 1944) was an graphic artist, best known for his creation of the , an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century.
— ☆ Gibson girl n. the fashionable, young American woman of the 1890s as depicted by Charles Dana Gibson (1867 1944), U.S. illustrator …