Conrad (Cobb) X Shinn
(1887 - 1951)
Conrad (Cobb) X. Shinn was active/lived in Indiana. Conrad Shinn is known for postcard illustration, camouflage.
Conrad (Cobb) X. Shinn (1887-1951)
Conrad (called Cobb) X. Shinn was an American postcard illustrator who was also a camouflage* artist during World War I. He was born in Fillmore, Indiana, on September 4, 1887.
He grew up in Indianapolis, where he studied art in 1907-1909 at the John Herron Institute of Art* (founded in 1902). Among his teachers at that school were William J. Forsyth (1854-1935) and William Merle Allison (1880-1934). While still a student, Shinn began to draw humorous postcards, in particular a series called "Whazzer Mazzer," which featured well-known Indianapolis landmarks, but drawn in a distorted way, as they might appear to drunks. In subsequent years, he produced more than 150 different series of postca ... Displaying 750 of 2909 characters.