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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 When television superseded the pulp medium, he turned to advertising, but unlike man (showing 500 of 992 characters).

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