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 Richard James Lillis  (1899 - 1994)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: pulp illustration, magazine covers

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BIOGRAPHY for Richard Lillis
1899 (Oxford, New York)

New York

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An early illustrator of pulp fiction and later a watercolorist, Richard Lillis was born in Oxford, New York, and was a student of Norman Rockwell and Kenneth Hayes Miller at the Art Students League in New York City. Later he studied at Grand Central Art School with renowned illustrator, Harvey Dunn.

From 1925 to 1944, his paintings were on the covers of over one-hundred western pulp novels and magazines. When television superseded the pulp medium, he turned to advertising, but unlike many pulp illustrators, he kept his sketches and stored them carefully to preserve their bright colors.

In later years, he devoted himself to watercolors inspired by works of John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer, and he studied with John Pike of Woodstock, New York and Joe Rossi and Mario Cooper of the Art Students League. He exhibited at the Salmagundi Club and in the late 1990s at the Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Kent Whipple, Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale

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