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Birney Lettick

 (1919 - 1986)
Birney Lettick was active/lived in New York.  Birney Lettick is known for illustration, portrait, figure-fantasy.

Biography   Birney Lettick


Birney Lettick became a highly-regarded, much sought after illustrator, whose career included ads and cover art for movie promotions and for Time, Colliers, National Geographic, and Reader's Digest.  He was also a painter, and created over twenty portraits of world and industry leaders for the cover of Time Magazine, all of which are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. His final painting before his death was a portrait of President Reagan for the cover of Time.

Lettick was a native of Connecticut and attended Yale University Art School as a student of Josef Albers.  Anatomy instruction included the dissection of cadavers.
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