Jane Campbell Bannerman studied graphic design and illustration at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now Parsons The New School for Design), graduating in 1930. She worked for several New York-based firms, including McMillen, Inc., as a graphic and interior designer, and later opened her own textile design and interior decorating business. The collection primarily consists of student work, commercial design work, and travel watercolors, as well as clippings, photographs, and printed materials.
Related Archival Materials Note
An oral history interview with Jane Bannerman is available in the Kellen Design Archives. The Elizabeth Hoopes watercolors collection (KA.0093) provides supplemental documentation of artwork executed for McMillen, Inc. Bannerman discusses her friendship with Hoopes in her oral history interview. For additional examples of student work created in the Graphic Advertising and Illustration Department, the Roselaine Boylan student work collection (KA.0077) documents the advertising design projects of a student who contemporaneously attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. The following collections document the work and experiences of students who participated in the Paris Ateliers program during the late 1920s and early 1930s: Ina Dell Marvin student work (KA.0063), Marion Reed student work (KA.0069), and the Marriette Cassels student notebooks (KA.0076). A large of amount of Cipe Pineles' later work will be found in the Kellen Design Archives printed materials record group (PIC.05), including admissions catalogs and posters advertising Parsons School of Design.
Ina Dell Marvin student workMariette Cassels student notebooks