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 Dean Cornwell  (1892 - 1960)

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Lived/Active: New York/California      Known for: illustration, genre, interiors, mural painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Dean Cornwell
1892 (Louisville, Kentucky)
1960 (New York City)

New York/California

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illustration, genre, interiors, mural painting

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Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Dean Cornwell became a premier illustrator and teacher of illustration and also a muralist.

He received his first training from Paul Plaschke at the local YMCA, and by age 18, he was a cartoonist for the Louisville Herald.  In 1911, he moved to Chicago where he worked in the art department for the Chicago Tribune and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 1914, he received his first major commission, which was for The Red Bo (showing 500 of 11375 characters).

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