Howard Allen Trafton (1897 - 1964)
Born in 1897 in New York City, Howard Allen Trafton received his first instruction in art from his father. He began commercial art when he was twelve and received his first commission from a haberdasher. He also served in the American expeditionary force in World War I.
After the War he became a well-known New York letterer and commercial artist. He was appointed an instructor at the Art Students League in 1935, serving there as well as the Pratt Institute. Trafton was an influential teacher and practitioner, and his classes were popular, attracting up to 350 students. Many of his students came from the advertising world. Among those were Sau
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