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Neysa McMein

 (1888 - 1949)
Neysa Moran McMein was active/lived in New York, Illinois.  Neysa McMein is known for illustrations, portraits women-faces.

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Neysa McMein


Known for her magazine covers for McCall's, Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, and The Woman's Home Companion as well as celebrity portraits including famous subjects such as Charlie Chaplin and Edna St. Vincent Millay, she was a skilled artist who never gained the amount of attention she wished.

Her lithe, stylish illustration figures reflected her own sense and replaced the cute look that had been so popular. When color photography came into use and replaced much of the need for illustrators, she turned to portraiture.

She was raised in a middle class family in Quincy, Illinois and showing early art talent, attended the Chicago Art Institute. At age 25, she moved to New York City with a friend, intending  ...  Displaying 750 of 1180 characters.



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About  Neysa McMein

Born:  1888 - Quincy, Illinois
Died:   1949
Known for:  illustrations, portraits women-faces