(1897 - 1963)
R. John Holmgren was active/lived in New York, Minnesota. R Holmgren is known for advertising illustration, war posters, commercial art.
Biography R. Holmgren
R. John Holmgren (1897- 1963) American Illustrator and Artist. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he attended the St. Paul Art Institute. He moved to NYC in 1919 and attended Columbia University and the Art Students League. He married Emilie Pope in 1923, and she worked as his model for many of the illustrations and art that he did for the next 30 years.
In 1941, Holmgren was elected as the president of Society of Illustrators, after Harold Von Schmidt and served until 1944. As a Society member during World War II, he participated in its massive poster campaigns, and created the "Loose Talk Can Cost Lives," a poster in which a man resembling Hitler reading a newspaper with the headline War Moves and with a big ear is listening to a
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