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100 Years of Illustration. George Hand Wright, N.A.

100 Years of Illustration

(member of the National Academy) was an extremely prolific illustrator, watercolor painter and printmaker with a long lifetime of work and achievement, but not much seems to have been documented about his personal life beyond the fact that he was born in Pennsylvania in 1872 or 1973 and died in Westport CT in 1951, where he had been one of the founders of that community of illustrators who worked for publications in New York City.

Walt Reed mentions him in his excellent work, "The Illustrator in America 1900-1960s. " He says that Wright was the son of a blacksmith; that he worked for magazines such as Century, Scribner's, Harper's, and The Saturday Evening Post, among others. Sex, Society, and Medieval Women.


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