(1909 - 1945)
Hugh J. Ward was active/lived in New York. Hugh Ward is known for illustrator, pulp action, females.
Hugh J. Ward is primarily known for the "Spicy" cover art he did for pulp magazines. His paintings for these covers almost always portrayed a beautiful woman (often modeled by his lovely wife Viola) fleeing for her life from a thug or some fiendish monster or another, sometimes in little more than her under garments!
Ward was born Hugh Joseph Ward (commonly referred to as H. J. Ward) on March 8, 1909 in South Philadelphia, the youngest of eight children. He attended the Philadelphia College of Art. In the early 1930s he started a career doing cover art for pulp magazines most notably "the Spicy Pulps." These magazines covers depicted the usual genres of Detective, Horror, Mystery, Science-Fiction, Western, etc.
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