John Henry "Hy" Hintermeister was born in 1869 in Winterthur,
Switzerland. After studying art at the University of Zurich, John
turned down a teaching position in favor of immigrating to the United
States where he found work as a courtroom artist for a local New York
His successful courtroom works soon shifted focus to
illustration and magazine cover art. He worked with several calendar
art companies including Brown and Bigelow, The Osborne Co., Louis F.
Kemper Thomas and American Art Works.
Referred to as John by his
friends and family, he signed his art "Hy Hintermeister." From the
1890s-1940s John, along with his son, Henry, worked together producing
over 1,050 illus
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