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 John Held, Jr.  (1889 - 1958)

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Lived/Active: Connecticut/Florida/New Jersey      Known for: Jazz-Age genre, flapper figures-illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for John Held, Jr.
1889 (Salt Lake City, Utah)
1958 (Belmar, New Jersey)

Connecticut/Florida/New Jersey

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Jazz-Age genre, flapper figures-illustration

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A cartoonist, illustrator and comic-strip artist much associated with the 'Roaring Twenties Jazz Age', John Held Jr. had a perspective and sense of humor that both reflected and shaped a generation.  His stereotypical flapper women were depicted as simple minded, flat chested and ever accompanied by a raccoon-coated beaux.

John Held Jr was born in 1889 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He came by his talent and interest in illustration through his father, who was a copperplate engraver (showing 500 of 6514 characters).

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