Born in Oslo, Norway in 1893, Johan Bull died in Stowe, Vermont in 1945.
Johan Bull worked as a journalist and illustrator for Norwegian newspapers till he came on a visit to New York in 1925. He had brought a portfolio of his drawings along with the idea of extending the visit. By chance he went to the office of the New Yorker magazine, which had started four months earlier. Harold Ross asked him to go on an assignment to illustrate a sports event. For the next seven years his drawings appeared almost every week in the New Yorker. He was best known for action sports drawings, particularly of events involving horses, He also did feature headings and drawings of the "continuing adventures
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