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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

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.

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About  Conrad (Cobb) X. Shinn

Born:  1887 - Fillmore, Indiana
Died:   1951 - Greenwood, Indiana
Known for:  postcard illustration, camouflage