James Edwin McConnell
(1903 - 1995)
James Edwin McConnell was active/lived in England. James McConnell is known for book and magazine illustration, western and history subjects.
Biography James Edwin McConnell
James Edwin McConnell (15 July 1903 - 4 May 1995) was a British book and magazine cover artist best known for Western and historical subjects.
Born in Bedlington, Northumberland, McConnell worked for a local blockmaker before moving to London where he continued in the same trade whilst studying part time at St. Martin's School. He went freelance in 1933, working through the Partridge Agency with whom he remained until 1953.
McConnell's early freelance work was in advertising and designing book covers. After the Second World War he established himself as one of the leading artists for the burgeoning paperback market. For British readers, his Western covers were the essence of the Wild West, albeit the Hollywood version, with th
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