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Cecil Beall

 (1892 - 1967)
Cecil Calvert Beall was active/lived in New York, Wyoming.  Cecil Beall is known for portrait and genre painting, magazine illustration.

Biography   Cecil Beall


Art Director for the National Democratic Party during President Roosevelt's administration, Cecil Beall was a well-known illustrator and portrait artist during the 1930s and 40s.  His works were regularly featured in Saturday Evening Post and Collier's.

He was born in Saratoga, Wyoming, and going a long way from his childhood home, he studied in New York at the Pratt Institute and Art Students League with George Bridgman.  His early work was in a "bold poster style in watercolor marked by a strong pattern of light and shadow, which was favored by a number of illustrators" (208) of the Collier's magazine 'school'. 

During World War II, Beall produced a popular series of Collier'sDisplaying 750 of 1326 characters.

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