Edward Slattery (American 1915-1978)
He was a graduate of Central High School in Philadelphia and attended the Samuel Fleischer Memorial School (Graphic Sketch Club). A World War II veteran, early in his career Slattery worked as a self-employed, free-lance artist producing illustrations for numerous periodicals: Life, Time, Fortune, Playboy, Esquire, Gentleman’s Quarterly and many trade magazines. He was a member of a small team of illustrators at Philadelphia-based Graphic Fashions, which specialized in illustrations of men’s and women’s apparel. In 1964 he began working as a senior illustrator and later as an editor for Boeing Company.
Over his life time, he won many painting awards for his work, including in 1970 the N.C. Wyeth Memorial Award for oil painting at the Chester County Art Center.
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Information provided by Matthew S. Wilcox, Alderfer Auctions.