Harry Mathes (1882-1969) -- AKA Harry Aaron Mathes and Harry Arno Mathes -- was an American painter and illustrator whose works encompassed Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism. Mathes was trained at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts before studying in Europe during World War I. He returned to New York and was a lifetime member of the Art Students' League, where he studied with significant tutors of the times. Mathes illustrated often in the early 1900s for Harpers Magazine and Scribners, as well as for several books and railroad publications. The recipient of many awards, he was regarded as "an established but neglected painter" (New York Times, 6-13-1956) who became best known for
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