Dean Cornwell (1892-1960) ~ The artist and his model, 1921 ✿

 The artist and his model, 1921 detail
 Dean Cornwell was a brilliant  painter and muralist who dominated the illustration field for many years.
Dean Cornwell began his professional art career at age 18 as a cartoonist for the Louisville Herald. A year later, he enrolled at the Chicago Art Institute and went to work in the art department of the Chicago Tribune. At the Chicago Art Institute, he met and studied under prominent art educator Harvey Dunn. In 1915 Dean Cornwell followed Dunn to New York and joined him in his studio-classroom. After studying with Dunn Cornwell quickly became a success, although he eventually developed his own bold, light-drenched style.

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