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Lester Beall

 (1903 - 1969)
Lester Thomas Beall was active/lived in Connecticut, New York, Kansas, Missouri.  Lester Beall is known for painter, designer, illustrator, lecturer.

Biography   Lester Beall


A pioneer of twentieth-century American graphic design, Lester Thomas Beall was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on 14 March 1903; his childhood years were spent in St. Louis and Chicago.  Beall was educated at Chicago's Lane Technical School, and began his design career in 1927, the year following his graduation from the University of Chicago.  He married Dorothy Wells Miller in 1928 and they were the parents of two children, Lester Beall, Jr., born in 1928, and Joanna May Beall, born in 1935.

By 1935 Beall had decided to move to New York, and in September of that year opened a studio/office/apartment in Tudor City on Manhattan's east side.  In 1936, while maintaining his office in New York, he moved to Wilton, Connect   ...  Displaying 750 of 3050 characters.

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