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 Spencer Douglass Crockwell  (1904 - 1968)

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Lived/Active: New York/Ohio      Known for: Painter, illustrator, designer

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Douglass Crockwell
from Auction House Records.
Saturday Evening Post cover, April 4, 1942
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
1904 Born April 29 in Columbus, Ohio: Spencer Douglass Crockwell
Parents were from Iowa; Father was a civil engineer; Mother was the daughter of a lawyer.

1907-1932 The family lived in St. Louis

1929-33 Developed award winning "Men At Work" series

1932 Douglass moved to Glenn Falls, New York

1933 Married Margaret Braman, 3 children- Douglass ('37), Johanna ('41), Margaret ('45)

1931-1966 Freelance illustrative painting

1922-1926 Washington University; BSC
1927 American Academy of Art, Chicago
1927-1931 St. Louis School of Fine Arts
1930-1931 European Traveling Fellowships; to study in France and other countries

1930-31 St. Louis Artists Guild
1930-31 New York Art Directors Award
1932 Honorable Mention in the first Treasury Mural competition (sponsored by the War Dept., landed 3 state murals commissions)

Partial list of clients:
Brow&Bigelow; General Electric; General Motors; Welch; Lederle; Wyeth; US Service Organizations; 18 Saturday Evening Post covers; Standard Oil; General Mills; Kraft Cheese Co.; Shrafft Candies; Kolynos Toothpaste; Red&White Stores; Coke; Coun try Gentleman covers; Hyram Walker; Moxie; International Harvester; Grace Line; 110 US Brewers Assn.; WPA; Ralston Purina; McCalls Magazine; Avondale Mills; American Tobacco Co.; Coronet Magazine; Curtis Publishing; Esquire Magazine; Republic Steel; United Artists; Life Magazine; Look Magazine; Camel Cigarettes; Army Marines; Womens Day; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Saturday Evening Post-Story Illustrations

Johanna Crockwell, grandaughter of the artist

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