Richard James Lillis
(1899 - 1994)
Richard James Lillis was active/lived in New York. Richard Lillis is known for pulp illustration, magazine covers.
Biography Richard James Lillis
An early illustrator of pulp fiction and later a watercolorist, Richard Lillis was born in Oxford, New York, and was a student of Norman Rockwell and Kenneth Hayes Miller at the Art Students League in New York City. Later he studied at Grand Central Art School with renowned illustrator, Harvey Dunn.
From 1925 to 1944, his paintings were on the covers of over one-hundred western pulp novels and magazines. When television superseded the pulp medium, he turned to advertising, but unlike many pulp illustrators, he kept his sketches and stored them carefully to preserve their bright colors.
In later years, he devoted himself to watercolors inspired by works of John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer, and he studied with John Pike o
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