(1920 - 2006)
Harold Hancock was active/lived in Indiana, Illinois. Harold Hancock is known for commercial poster illustration, landscape, portrait and mural painting.
Biography Harold Hancock
Artist Harold Hancock
by Joanne Nesbit
Artist Harold Hancock was born in 1920 in a small coal-mining town near Harrisburg, Illinois. By his second year in elementary school Harold had a passion for art. Having had to drop out of the first grade because of a bout with Typhoid Fever, he returned to school with a vengeance. By the fourth grade, he had entered a poster contest and won first place. His taste for success and didn't stop there. He kept drawing and painting all through grade school and continued with four years of high school art classes—two more years than the normal routine.
During his last years of high school Hancock rode around with his bike loaded with paints. He painted three restaurant windows, earning 35 c
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