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Donald Bevan

 (1920 - 2013)
Donald Bevan was active/lived in New York, California, Massachusetts.  Donald Bevan is known for caricature drawing, illustration, poster art.

Biography   Donald Bevan


Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist:

Donald Bevan, 93, Sardi's Artist and 'Stalag 17' Writer, Dies
By BRUCE WEBER   

In 1942, as a young soldier in the Army Air Forces stationed in England, Donald Bevan, a budding cartoonist, put his artistic skills to good use, decorating the noses of B-17 Flying Fortress bombers and sketching portraits of his fellow airmen on the walls of the combat hut.

Walter Cronkite, then a war correspondent for the United Press news service, was struck by their quality and fed them to the wire. Thus did the man whose caricatures of theater stars would adorn the walls of Sardi's, the Broadway bistro, achieve his first wide audience.

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