Joseph Chandler Calkins was born in Evanston, IL on Sept. 2, 1908. While a resident of San Francisco in the 1930s, Calkins created ads for the Emporium department store. He was active as a freelance artist for many years before moving to Raytown, MO where he died in February 1971.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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