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GLORIA STOLL (KARN) - (1923 – 2022)Gloria Maria Stoll was born in the Bronx. Her mother was Anne Vera Finamore Stoll and...
04/30/2024

GLORIA STOLL (KARN) - (1923 – 2022)
Gloria Maria Stoll was born in the Bronx. Her mother was Anne Vera Finamore Stoll and her father was Charles Theophile Stoll. Gloria was their only child. Her father was a WWI veteran and had been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross as well as the Croix de Guerre. He was a commercial artist and a graphic designer working in advertising.
In 1936 she was among the first students to attend LaGaurdia High School of Music & Art. After graduation, she was awarded a scholarship to the Display Institute, but quit after a few disappointing months of labor. She then found work as a secretary at an insurance company.
In April of 1941 she impulsively threw away all of her student artwork. Fortunately, the janitor found her portfolio and showed it pulp artist, Rafael DeSoto, who was also a tenant in the building. DeSoto met with the discouraged seventeen-year-old, inspiring her to become a commercial illustrator. With DeSoto's introduction she sold her first freelance story illustration to a Popular Publication pulp magazine. From 1941 to 1949 she sold story illustrations and cover paintings to All-Story Love, Detective Tales, Dime Mystery, Love Novels, Love Short Stories, New Love, Rangeland Romances, and Romance Western.
Her pulp artist career came to an end in 1948 when she married Fred Karn. They moved to Pittsburgh, PA, where he worked as a scientist for the Bureau of Mines in coal-to-oil research. They had three children.
She continued to paint and to make etchings. In the 1950s she began to teach her own art classes. Her work has been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum’s National Print Annual, and the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition. Her work is in the permanent collections of Yale University, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Westinghouse Corporation, the Speed Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Pittsburgh Department of Education. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
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Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller - (1925-1990)Born in Lansing, Michigan, Ed was the eldest of two brothers. By 1940 his family had m...
04/29/2024

Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller - (1925-1990)
Born in Lansing, Michigan, Ed was the eldest of two brothers. By 1940 his family had moved to Richmond, VA, where his father had been hired to work at the U. S. Patent Office. Emsh attended high school and in 1943, when his Junior semester was over, he enlisted for military service with the Army during WWII. His registration records list his civilian occupation as "motion picture projectionist."
He served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 351st Infantry. He was a Special Service Officer of the training aid shop, which was responsible for signs, posters, decorations, and motion pictures. After the war he attended the University of Michigan where he studied art. One of his classmates in the school of art was Carol Fries, with whom he fell in love. They graduated in 1948. Married in 1949, and moved to France where Emsh attended art classes.
By 1953 the couple had returned to America and moved to NYC. where they would have three children, Eve, Susan, and Peter.
During the 1950s Ed far various science fiction magazines. He also created hundreds of covers for paperbacks and hardback books, for such publishers as Gold Medal Books and Ballantine Books.
In the 1960s and 1970s Emsh continued to work as a commercial artist, but he also worked extensively with 16mm experimental underground films. He was an active member of the independent film movement in NYC, where he worked in collaboration with avant-garde dancers. He was also a member of Cinema 16, a society of independent 16mm filmmakers, and the historic Filmmakers' Co-op,
In 1979 the Emshwillers left NYC and moved to California, where he became the Dean of the Film School at California Institute of the Arts, in Valencia, CA. While serving as Dean from 1979 to 1990, he also served as the school's provost from 1981 to 1986.

Lyman Anderson - (1907-1993)Lyman Matthew Anderson was born in Chicago, IL. The oldest of four siblings, Lyman's father ...
04/28/2024

Lyman Anderson - (1907-1993)
Lyman Matthew Anderson was born in Chicago, IL. The oldest of four siblings, Lyman's father owned a plumbing shop. While his mother took care of the children.
Lyman graduated from High School in 1925. His first illustrations appeared in the high school newspaper and yearbooks.
In 1926 he enrolled in the Art Institute of Chicago, and, after he graduated in 1928, moved to NYC to study with Harvey Dunn at the Grand Central School of Art.
In 1929 Lyman officially started his illustration career in the pulps by drawing black and white pen & ink interior story illustrations for Clues, Battle Stories, Ace-High, Dime Western, and others. He also painted a few pulp magazine covers for Action Stories, Alibi, All Detective, All Western, Western Romances, and Underworld Detective Magazine.
By 1939 Anderson had moved up to illustrating interior stories for "slick" magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Liberty, Reader's Digest, The Saturday Evening Post, and Woman's Home Companion.
Although he was too old to serve in WWII, his illustrations contributed to the war effort with illustrations that helped patriotic morale. His illustration for the 1943 Christmas issue of Reader's Digest was the magazine's first painted cover. It showed a shepherd and a lone soldier on a battlefield, It generated a remarkable flood of letters of praise from readers, which convinced the editors to continue to use painted covers.
He also created many advertisements for brand-name companies, such as General Electric, Goodyear, Mobil Oil, Pan-American Airlines, Pepsi, and Proctor & Gamble.
In 1956 he married Verna Anderson and taught at the Famous Artists School in Westport until his retirement in 1972.

Frank Kramer - (1905-1993)Frank George Kramer was born in Manhattan, NYC. His father, George, worked as an engineer at a...
04/27/2024

Frank Kramer - (1905-1993)
Frank George Kramer was born in Manhattan, NYC. His father, George, worked as an engineer at a pumping station. In 1914 his father was hired to work as a janitor at Public School 93. His mother was a homemaker and he had an older sister, Louise.
In 1919, Frank attended Bushwick High School in Brooklyn. It was in high school where Frank's natural drawing talent and dream to become a commercial artist began.
In 1922, Frank's father was killed during the summer before his senior year in high school while on a school bus that collided with a tree. Frank Kramer graduated and then went to work as a file clerk at an insurance company.
He was eventually promoted to accountant at the insurance company, but now twenty-four years old, he began to supplement his income by selling freelance pen and ink illustrations to the pulp magazine Sport Story. This lead to Frank drawing pen and ink interior story illustrations for Popular Detective and Thrilling Adventures, but most of his illustrations appeared in Street & Smith's pulp magazines, such as Clues, Western Story, Unknown Worlds, and Sport Story.
After his sports illustrations were seen by the author Jack Snow, Frank Kramer was hired to illustrate two of Snow's books for the Oz series. The Magical Mimics in Oz in 1946 and The Shaggy Man of Oz in 1949.
Throughout the 1950s he continued to illustrate interior stories for pulp magazines, such as Adventure, Short Stories, Astounding Science Fiction, and Double Action Detective.
During the 1960s, Frank illustrated several other novels.
After he retired, Frank, a lifelong baseball fan, spent many a summer day at the ballpark until his death at the age of 87.

Emmett Watson - (1892-1955)Emmett St. Clair Watson, Jr., was born in Richmond, Virginia. His parents were Emmett and Jul...
04/26/2024

Emmett Watson - (1892-1955)
Emmett St. Clair Watson, Jr., was born in Richmond, Virginia. His parents were Emmett and Julia B. Watson, both of whom were born in Virginia. His father was the manager of a wood & coal fuel company. Emmett Watson was the second oldest of seven siblings.
By age thirteen Emmett had finished the sixth grade and worked full-time at a local engraving company that produced advertising. By 1910 he was a staff artist at the company.
He served as a cartographer in the U.S. Army, stationed in France during WWI. His infantry was made famous by Joyce Kilmer's poem, "The Rouge Bouquet." This was made into a Hollywood motion picture starring James Cagney, called "The Fighting 69th."
After the war he had moved to New York City to open his own art studio.
He married Marguerite Marie Elliot in 1921. A son, Emmett Watson III was born in 1922 and their daughter Margie was born in 1925.
By 1928 he was painting covers for slick magazines like The American Legion Magazine, and Everybody's Magazine.
The stock market crash and the subsequent loss of advertising revenue forced magazines to cut back. Watson was reduced to lower-paying freelance assignments in the pulp magazines, which ironically were entering their most profitable era. The pulps did not depend on advertising revenue, but instead sold cheap thrills to the masses.
Watson sold most of his freelance pulp covers to the Frank A. Munsey Publishing Company for Argosy, Big Chief Western, Detective Fiction Weekly, and Railroad Stories.
By 1940 as the economy grew stronger Watson left the pulps behind and returned to working for higher-paying magazines like The Saturday During WWII he created several patriotic posters, and after the war he produced hunting and sporting illustrations for calendars, advertising, and magazines.
Unfortunately, at the age of 62 Emmett Watson died suddenly of a heart attack.

Frank Tinsley - (1899-1965)Francis Xavier Theban Tinsley was born in Manhattan, New York City, where he was the third of...
04/25/2024

Frank Tinsley - (1899-1965)
Francis Xavier Theban Tinsley was born in Manhattan, New York City, where he was the third of six children. After a seemingly normal childhood and education, Frank began working with an artist as an apprentice after graduating from high school in 1917.
In1918 he reported for his draft registration for the World War and spent his military service as a draftsman in a Design Section of the War Department. According to the artist, "I was probably the youngest dollar-a-year man in the the country during World War One."
By 1920 he was listed as a freelance "Pen & Ink Artist" for unknown publications. He also worked as a scenic artist and adviser-director for Cosmopolitan Films Inc., making silent moving pictures in NYC. This early motion-picture studio was owned by William Randolph Hearst, who was also a personal friend.
In 1924, he married Emily Hughes.
By 1928 he had begun to freelance interior story illustrations and pulp cover paintings to Action Stories, Air Stories, Air Trails, Bill Barnes Air Trails, George Bruce's Contact, Lariat Story, North West Stories, Sky Birds, War Birds, and Western Story.
In addition to all that he was doing, the 1940s brought him yet more opportunities as he wrote and illustrated a weekly syndicated comic strip, "Yankee Doodle" (the name was later changed to "Captain Yank.".
With his love of machinery and inventions, the 1950s offered Frank the opportunity to write and illustrate numerous articles for "Mechanix Illustrated."
In 1954, Frank and Emily moved to Connecticut. Frank was soon active in community affairs. he served as chairman of the Town Planning Commission, Head of the Flood Control Board, Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and Founding President of the Old Saybrook Historical Society.
Working until the end, Frank Tinsley died of a heart attack at the age of 65.

Ed Valigursky - (1926-2009)Edward Ignatius Valigursky was born in Arnold, Pennsylvania. Both is father, Jakub, and his m...
04/24/2024

Ed Valigursky - (1926-2009)
Edward Ignatius Valigursky was born in Arnold, Pennsylvania. Both is father, Jakub, and his mother Anastasia were born in the same town in Hungary. After moving to America, they moved to Pennsylvania in 1914 and had seven children. Little Ed was was #6. All of the children in the family attended local public schools when began to make drawings to amuse his classmates, brothers, and sisters.
In 1945, Ed joined the U.S. Navy and served until 1948. After his discharge, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago on the G. I. Bill. He completed his studies at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He began to sell drawings to pulp magazines while still an art student.
In 1951 he painted the cover for the November issue of Fantastic Adventures, as well as drawing an interior story illustration for the January 1952 issue of Amazing Stories.
After graduating from art school in 1952, Ed moved to NYC to accept a job as assistant art director at the Ziff-Davis Publishing house. He was hired for this job by the art director at Ziff-Davis, Herb Rogoff. Ed continued to provide illustrations to other Ziff-Davis pulps, such as Amazing Stories and Fantastic Adventures using the pseudonym, William Rembach.
In 1954 Ed married German born Rita Reis. They moved to New Jersey where they raised two children, Lisa and Edward. The artist commuted to NYC to work as an art director for Ziff-Davis Publications. He continued to supplement his income by selling freelance covers and interior illustrations to Amazing Stories, IF, Orbit, and Fantastic Adventures. Ed illustrated books for Bantam Books, Ballantine Books, and other publishers. During the 1960s he contributed several freelance illustrations to classic trading cards sets, including Batman and Battle!, which were produced by Topps Bubble Gum Company.
In the 1970s he was invited to NASA to illustrate the spectacular space program for Popular Mechanics, where he continued to work until the 1980s.
After retiring from commercial illustration in the 1990s he began to produce fine art paintings that celebrated the history of aviation.

HANNES BOKHannes Bok - (1914-1964)Hannes Bok is the pseudonym of Wayne Francis Woodard. Born in Kansas City, Missouri (p...
04/23/2024

HANNES BOK

Hannes Bok - (1914-1964)
Hannes Bok is the pseudonym of Wayne Francis Woodard. Born in Kansas City, Missouri (poor devil).
In 1918, Wayne's two year old sister died. He was four at the time, who was only four years old when his two-year-old sister died. Her death resulted in their mother's nervous breakdown and was hospitalized. The father, unable to care for both boys sent Wayne's nine year old brother, Irving, to the Minnesota State Training School (Work House) in Red Wing City. After Wayne's father remarried about a year later, the family moved to St. Paul, MN.
By 1930 Wayne was attending high school in Duluth, MN, when a new little step-brother, William, was born. As soon as Wayne graduated from high school he left home and traveled to Seattle, where his older brother Irving had already moved to live near their mother, Julia.
Although his only art training had been high school art classes, in 1932 Wayne began to contribute unsolicited illustrations to science fiction magazines, under the pen name Hannes Bok, which is a clever phonetic derivation of the famous composer's name, "Johannes Bach."
In 1939 he moved to NYC and began his long creative association with Weird Tales, where his work continued to regularly appear until 1954. Weird Tales also published several of his short stories and poems. He also wrote several unpublished novels.
His illustrations appeared in Amazing Stories, Cosmic Science Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, and many other Science Fiction magazines.. He also illustrated numerous books of fantasy and science fiction.
In the 1950s he wrote articles on astrology for Mystic Magazine and eventually became obsessed with the occult to an unhealthy degree. He grew increasingly reclusive, malnourished, and dysfunctional. He was no longer being published nor was he creating, just wasting away in poverty.
Wayne (Hannes Bok) Woodard died of a heart attack at age forty-nine.

Frank Frazetta - (1928-2010)A true "Superstar" of pulp, comics and cover art, I believe that it would be possible to dev...
04/22/2024

Frank Frazetta - (1928-2010)
A true "Superstar" of pulp, comics and cover art, I believe that it would be possible to devote an entire month to the art of Frank Frazetta. Everything about this Brooklyn native and his art is bigger than life. The fact is that Frazetta was an artist with a talent so prodigious that he had his first professional comic story, "The Snowman" in Tally-Ho Comics, published in 1944 at the tender age of 16. During the 1940's, his primary outlet was Standard Publishing Co. for which he did hundreds of small illustrations that were used to illustrate text stories.
Frazetta hit the 1950s like an atomic bomb! He was everywhere. He did series for DC ("The Shining Knight" in Adventure Comics), ME ("White Indian" in Durango Kid), Toby ("John Wayne" in John Wayne Comics, with Al Williamson); covers for Eastern (Heroic Comics), the classic "Buck Rogers" covers, and many others including his own newspaper strip, "Johnny Comet".
In 1953, Frank Al Capp assisting him on "Li'l Abner", which he did for about nine years. When he quit he thought he'd go storm back into comics, but the market had changed by the early '60s.
He never really did get back to comics, though. He did, however, try his hand at painting paperback covers. Starting with "Tarzan" covers for Ace Books. In 1964 Jim Warren recruited him to do a comic story for the first issue of his new magazine, Creepy. Around the same time an issue of Mad Magazine appeared with a Frazetta back cover painting of Ringo Starr as a model for Blecch Shampoo and the direction of his career was forever altered. Frank Frazetta wasn't a comic book or comic strip artist, Frank Frazetta was a painter.
From 1965 to 1973 Frank Frazetta was everywhere! Most of the images we're so familiar with were done at this time. Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella covers, Conan paperback covers, other covers for magazines and paperbacks, movie posters, hard cover dust jackets and more. I seem to remember seeing copies of Frazetta's work on the sides of tricked-out vans back in the day.
He continued well into the 1990s and, crippled by disease, he still tried painting until his death.

Hugh Doak Rankin - (1878 - 1956) He was born Hugh Dearborn Copp in Loda, Illinois. His mother, Ellen Rankin Copp, was a ...
04/21/2024

Hugh Doak Rankin - (1878 - 1956)
He was born Hugh Dearborn Copp in Loda, Illinois. His mother, Ellen Rankin Copp, was a celebrated sculptor, and Hugh followed her footsteps from an early age, drawing attention from the local newspapers for his sculptures while still 14. As a teenager, his mother took him to study art in Germany for a year.
In 1897, when Hugh was graduating from high school, Hugh's father attacked his wife's parents and sister and was arrested for attempted murder. As a result, young Hugh cut all ties with his father and changed his name to Hugh Doak Rankin.
The following year, Rankin and his mother moved to Indianapolis, where he started selling illustrations to newspapers.
Hugh would go on to produce an extensive amount of illustrations for Weird Tales, particularly between 1927 and 1930. As such, he provided the original art for dozens of stories by H. P. Lovecraft, Frank Belknap Long, Robert E. Howard and others whose work formed the foundation of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Stories originally illustrated by Rankin include, but are not limited to, "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Curse of Yig", "The Dunwich Horror", "The Electric Executioner", "The Last Test", "Out of the Aeons", "Pickman's Model", "The Shadow Kingdom", "The Silver Key", Skull-Face, "The Space-Eaters", and "Two Black Bottles". After the death of his mother, Rankin returned to Chicago to live with his maternal grandmother, aunt and uncle, and was employed as an artist by the same newspaper for which his uncle worked. Later in life, he moved to Los Angeles along with his aunt and uncle where he continued illustrating for papers and magazines until his death.

Earl Andrew Binder (1904–1965)  and Otto Oscar Binder - (1911—1974)The younger brothers of illustrator John Binder (we w...
04/20/2024

Earl Andrew Binder (1904–1965) and Otto Oscar Binder - (1911—1974)
The younger brothers of illustrator John Binder (we wrote about him earlier this month), were two writers as well as illustrators who worked under the pseudonym, "Eando Binder" (derived from their first initials ("E and O Binder"). Together, they wrote, illustrated and published numerous science fiction stories.
In 1930, Earl was working as a machinery inspector while Oscar attended Crane College in Chicago and told Amazing Stories he was once "an amateur chemist with a home laboratory".
The two brothers started their collaboration with their first story, “The First Martian” in Amazing Stories in 1932. The collaboration produced a bunch of pulp novels and stories, and one that made a big splash: “I, Robot.” (unrelated to the stories published by Isaac Asimov, also entitled I, Robot, from 1950).It was one of the first SF stories to portray a robot as something other than a monster. As such, it was adapted to comics in 1955 and again in 1965. It was also the basis for an episode of the original Outer Limits with Leonard Nimoy, who also appeared the 1990s version of the show when they did the story again. It led to a series of stories about the robot, Adam Link.
By 1940, Earl stopped writing, becoming Otto’s agent and Otto started writing comics for Harry “A” Chesler’s comic book shop. He was hired away by Fawcett assigned to Fawcett’s major title, Captain Marvel. Binder wrote well over half of the Big Red Cheese’s adventures and illustrated most of the characters that made it successful. Binder also worked for other companies, moving to DC when Fawcett stopped publishing comics. He introduced such mainstays as the Legion of Superheroes, Brainiac, Kandor, Supergirl, the Phantom Zone, Lucy Lane, Titano the Super Ape, Bizarro. and Jimmy Olsen’s signal watch. He continued to write Superman stories until 1969. He continued to write science fiction in his spare time, and returned to it after leaving comics until his death..

Paul Orban - (1896-1974)Paul Orban was born in Budapest, Hungary. After the death of his mother, His father remarried an...
04/19/2024

Paul Orban - (1896-1974)
Paul Orban was born in Budapest, Hungary. After the death of his mother, His father remarried and emigrated to the U.S. in 1901, to escape poverty in Hungary. In 1902 he brought his son and daughter to live with him in Chicago. By 1904, he could afford to bring his second wife and step-daughter.
At the age of fourteen, Paul sold a watercolor for five dollars, which convinced him to concentrate on a career as a artist. And from 1913 to 1917 he studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. His first published assignments were pen and ink drawings for The Chicago Sunday Tribune in 1915, where he worked as a staff artist.
Me married in 1917.
In 1918 he became a naturalized citizen and reported for draft registration. After the war, he became art director at a Chicago advertising agency, where he worked for most of the 1920s.
In 1921, Paul and Dorothy Orban had a son named Paul John Orban. Unfortunately, Dorothy died around the time of their son's birth. Paul remarried in 1929 to a Swedish Immigrant, Karin Anna Orban. They moved to New York in order to pursue a freelance art career.
After 1930 he began to sell freelance interior story illustrations to pulp magazines, such as Golden Book and Clues. He was soon very busy doing interiors for Astounding, The Avenger, Doc Savage, and about fifteen other publications.
In 1952 he illustrated several hardcover books for the John C. Winston Publishing Company of Philadelphia.
In the 1960s he worked for the science fiction digest magazine, Analog.
Paul continued painting and illustrating until his death at the age of 77 years old.

Allen Anderson - (1908-1995)Allen Gustav Anderson was born in Minneapolis, MN He was the younger of two sons. His father...
04/18/2024

Allen Anderson - (1908-1995)
Allen Gustav Anderson was born in Minneapolis, MN He was the younger of two sons. His father was a professional cook at a prominent local hotel, The Radisson, which grew to become a corporate hotel chain.
Anderson studied correspondence art courses at The Federal Schools, Inc. of Minneapolis and received his certificate diploma in 1928.
In 1929 he began his career as a staff artists at Fawcett Publications, where he met Carl Buettner, Ralph Carlson, and his lifelong best friend, Norman Saunders. Anderson's early painting style was strongly influenced by Saunders, but Allen Anderson soon developed his own distinctive style.
After moving to New York in 1940, he and painted covers for pulp magazines published by Ace Magazines, Fiction House, Harry Donenfeld, and Martin Goodman.
Anderson joined the Navy in WW2 and was an instructor at a naval training camp in Upstate NY, where he taught sign painting. After the war, he resumed his freelance career painting pulp and comic book covers. It was during this period that Anderson married first wife, Aline, but divorced shortly after the war.
Although he was offered, Anderson had no interest in illustrating a syndicated comic strip and animated series that he designed named Pinky Pete. It was based on a character like Tom Thumb, who lived in the Wild West and was named Pinky Pete.
In 1953 Anderson married his second wife, Joan, and moved to Tillson, NY to open a small ad agency and sign painter which he operated until his death.

Glen Orbik - (1963 - 2015) Orbik, an American illustrator who was known for his fully painted paperback and comic covers...
04/17/2024

Glen Orbik - (1963 - 2015)
Orbik, an American illustrator who was known for his fully painted paperback and comic covers, often executed in a noir style. In the 1970s, Orbik and his mother moved to Douglas County, Nevada. He graduated from high school in 1981. He then studied art at the California Art Institute under the school's founder, retired movie and advertisement illustrator Fred Fixler. Orbik eventually took over the classes when Fixler retired from teaching and taught figure drawing..
As an artist, Orbik illustrated more than two-dozen books for Hard Case Crime Novels.
After his works for Hard Case Crime, Orbik worked with; DC Comics, Marvel comics, Avon Books, Berkley Books, Universal Studios, Warner Bros, Sony, and many more. He illustrated covers for authors like Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Gore Vidal, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Samuel Fuller, Lawrence Block, Michael Crichton, and Donald Westlake to name a few.
Unfortunately, his amazing career was cut far too short when the artist dies from cancer at the age of 52..

Matt Fox - (1906-1988)Matt Fox was born in New York City. His father and mother were both Russian immigrants. He attende...
04/16/2024

Matt Fox - (1906-1988)
Matt Fox was born in New York City. His father and mother were both Russian immigrants. He attended public school in East Harlem. In June of 1920, age thirteen, Matt Fox completed the eighth grade, after which he left school and entered the workforce. He worked as a laborer at a piano factory. Matt attended attended art classes at the National Academy of Design, where he studied drawing, etching, woodblock printing, lithography, watercolor, and oil painting.
His first published drawings appeared in 1940 in the pulp magazines Astonishing and Super Science Stories. Pulp illustrations by Matt Fox eventually appeared in Future, Crack Detective and Famous Fantastic Mysteries. He signed his work "Matt. Fox," with a period after the first four letters of his name Matthew.
Matt also drew story illustrations for Weird Tales, where his fellow pen-and-ink artists introduced him to the fast-growing comic book industry.
In 1942 he worked for the pulp magazine Planet Stories.
During WWII the artist registered with the selective service and was drafted into the Army. After his return to civilian life, Matt resumed his career as a commercial artist. In 1944 he began to sell sensationally strange paintings to the art director at Weird Tales. His cover paintings continued to appear on Weird Tales for the next six years.
During the 1940s he also worked for Marvel Comics, such as Adventures Into Terror, Journey Into Mystery, Journey into Unknown Worlds, Mystic, World of Fantasy, and Suspense.
Throughout the 1950s and 60s, he continued contributing drawings to Strange Tales, Journey Into Mystery, Tales of Suspense, and Tales to Astonish, all of which were produced by Marvel Comics.
In the spring of 1966 Matt Fox worked for Bhob Stewart, who was editing the monster movie magazine, Castle of Frankenstein. The pair also produced The 1967 Castle of Frankenstein Monster Annual Fear Book.
In 1968, Fox applied for monthly social security payments, after which he retired from commercial art, left New York City, and moved to the Meadow Brook Apartments in Norfolk, Connecticut, where he lived for until his death.

This is a repost from Gallery 1001's page on April 12th:Managing the Gallery 1001 provides me with some wonderf...
04/14/2024

This is a repost from Gallery 1001's page on April 12th:
Managing the Gallery 1001 provides me with some wonderful opportunities. For example, not only do I get to meet many of the fine citizens of Winfield and those from around the country who are visiting our wonderful city. I also get to spend my time surrounded by incredible art created by truly talented and gifted artists. Ken Reed is an artist who I have known for about 50 years now. Ken, aside from being an excellent illustrator, is also a skilled printmaker who continuously strives yo improve his craft. He carves intricate designs and scenes onto linoleum blocks and then prints them. In fact, one of his "Kansas Day" prints celebrating our state's Sesquicentennial, now hangs in Governor Laura Kelly's office.
Ken has just completed this gorgeous print pf an America Bison titled, “Into the Storm.”
After first seeing this print, I had to find out some history on this majestic animal. I discovered that the American Bison once roamed the plains in vast herds but became nearly extinct by a combination of commercial hunting, slaughter, and diseases from domestic cattle. In a little over 100 years, the species was reduced from an estimated 60 million to just 541 by 1889. The American bison was a major resource for Native Americans and their traditional way of life by providing a source of food, hides for clothing and shelter, and horns and bones for tools. Conservation efforts led to some recovery of the species resulting in growth of the population to around 31,000. American Bison now roam wild in several regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Ken has printed just 12 of these fine works of which Gallery 1001 is indeed fortunate to have 2 available to offer our patrons. Done in earthy tones using oil-based inks and printed on 100% cotton paper, this museum quality print will not be affected by Kansas heat and humidity, so it will last for years and years and years.
These prints are available exclusively at Gallery 1001 for $150.00. If you are a collector of “Western Art” or “Americana,” this would make a wonderful addition to your fine art collection.

Paul Stahr - (1883-1953)Paul Carl Stahr, Jr. was born in New York City. His parents immigrated to the U.S. the same year...
04/14/2024

Paul Stahr - (1883-1953)
Paul Carl Stahr, Jr. was born in New York City. His parents immigrated to the U.S. the same year that Paul was born. He was the firstborn of their five children.
Paul attended P.S.86 and later graduated from Morris High School. In 1902 he began his art studies at the nearby National Academy of Design, where he won a bronze medal and graduated with honors. In 1905 he studied figure drawing with George Bridgman at the Art Students League.
Paul's first job was working for a lithographic company that produced show posters for Broadway theaters. He married Edith M. Delaney in 1906. They would have two children.
His career as a magazine illustrator began in 1913 when his drawings for interior stories were published in People's Home Journal. His works soon appeared regularly in Life, Collier's, Judge, Woman's Home Companion, and The Saturday Evening Post.
In 1919 During the Great War he was a married thirty-six year old father, so he did not serve in the military. He did, however, design and paint posters for Liberty Loans, Red Cross, National Defense, and the Hoover Food Administration.
During the 1920s he contributed story illustrations to serialized novels that appeared in nationwide newspapers syndicated by the Metropolitan News Service of NYC. Many of these stories were later published with his illustrations in hardcover books from Little, Brown & Company of Boston. Some of his newspaper illustrations were carried by the publisher Frank Munsey, who subsequently hired Stahr to illustrate his line of pulp magazines.
From 1924 until 1934 he worked extensively as a pulp cover artist for Argosy Magazine. He also painted covers for many books, including The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and The Saint by Leslie Charteris. His career continued through the 1940's where he would use a pen name because editors wanted to give readers the impression of employing a greater variety of talented artists.
Throughout his life he and his family spent summers at Long Beach, Long Island, NY. In his later years he stayed there year round.
Paul Stahr suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died in Long Beach Hospital.

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