(1921 - 2012)
Franklin (William Franklin) McMahon was active/lived in Illinois. Franklin McMahon is known for newspaper and magazine drawing illustration-news events.
Biography Franklin McMahon
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist:
Franklin McMahon, Who Drew the News, Dies at 90
By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Published: March 7, 2012
Franklin McMahon, an artist who defied journalism's preference for photographs to make a renowned career of drawing historic scenes in elegant, emphatic lines, died on Saturday in Lincolnshire, Ill. He was 90.
The cause was a stroke, his family said.
With sketch pads in hand, Mr. McMahon covered momentous events in the civil rights struggle, spacecraft launchings, national political conventions and the Vatican, turning out line drawings for major magazines and newspapers. Many were later colored by watercolor or acrylic paints, and m
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