The following information was submitted in July of 2006 by Teri Embrey, Senior Librarian, Pritzker Military Library:
Born in New York City, Arthur Ross became known for his modern stylistic representations of planes, trains, automobiles, and the female figure.
As a teenager, his family moved to Chicago where he met his future wife Alice Smilgoff and uncovered his passion for the arts. He studied at the Chicago Institute for the Arts. After he married Alice Smilgoff, he shortened his surname to Ross and began looking for work in Detroit and Hollywood.
He accepted a position with General Motors, where he worked in a number of departments including GM's Camouflage and War Services Section during W
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