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Martin Provensen

 (1916 - 1987)
Martin Provensen was active/lived in California, Illinois.  Martin Provensen is known for collaborative children's book illustration.

Biography   Martin Provensen

Born in Chicago, Illinois on July 10, 1916, Martin Provensen moved to Los Angeles in 1936. While studying at the University of California, Los Angeles, he did model design for Walt Disney until 1942. 

During WWII he served in the Photo Science Laboratory of the U.S. Navy. 

After the war he and his artist-wife Alice Twitchell moved to New York to collaborate on book illustration and design.

Provensen died in Staatsburg, New York on March 27, 1987.


Baltimore Museum, 1954; American Institute of Graphic Arts (NYC), 1959.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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