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John Held Jr

 (1889 - 1958)
John Held, Jr. was active/lived in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey.  John Held Jr is known for Jazz-Age genre, flapper figures-illustration.

Biography   John Held, Jr.


A cartoonist, illustrator and comic-strip artist much associated with the 'Roaring Twenties Jazz Age', John Held Jr. had a perspective and sense of humor that both reflected and shaped a generation.  His stereotypical flapper women were depicted as simple minded, flat chested and ever accompanied by a raccoon-coated beaux.

John Held Jr was born in 1889 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He came by his talent and interest in illustration through his father, who was a copperplate engraver who had illustrated an edition of The Book of Mormon.  When John Jr. was fifteen, he made his first sale, which was to the original Life magazine.  The next year he took a job as the sports cartoonist for the Salt Lake City   ...  Displaying 750 of 6493 characters.

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