Walter Hans Hortens
(1915 - 1988)
Walter Hans Hortens was active/lived in New York. Walter Hortens is known for magazine illustration-military subjects, stamp design.
Biography Walter Hans Hortens
The following biographical information has been provided June 2010 by Michael Hortens, son of the artist.
Walter Hortens was a technical illustrator/cartographer* who worked in the New York City area from 1942 until 1988. His work appeared in most major American publications including Fortune and Time magazines, The New York Times, National Geographic and other publications.
Hortens was born on July 21, 1915 in Vienna, Austria. His father Willie was from Austria and his mother Rachel was from Cairo, Eygpt. Willie emigrated to America in 1925, and the family (Walter, his sister Hilda and mother Rachel) came to America on Black Friday, the day of the 1929 Stock Market Crash. Althoug
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