John Francis Woolrich was born in San Francisco. Woolrich studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute until 1901 and worked as an artist in San Francisco until 1904. He then moved to London, England where he was a magazine illustrator. While fighting with the British forces during WWI, he was killed in September 1915.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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