James W Williamson
(1899 - 1984)
James W. Williamson was active/lived in New York, Nebraska. James Williamson is known for illustrator, genre-figure.
Biography James W. Williamson
James W. Williamson (1899–1984) made an immense number of advertising illustrations for such clients as Arrow Shirts, Cliquot Club Ginger Ale, Ford, Paul Jones and Yardley, all treated with circumspect restraint.
In his editorial illustration, however, his sense of humor emerged and became his most engaging characteristic. Williamson distilled action and renderings down to their essentials, allowing the poses of the figure to tell the story.
Williamson was born in Omaha, Nebraska; he was a graduate of the 1923 class at Yale. A self-taught artist, he sold his first work to the old Life magazine while still in college. This was followed by sales to Judge, Vanity Fair, The Delineator, and nearly all of the rest of t
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