Artist Research:Dean Cornwell

Dean Cornwell (1892-1960)

Dean Cornwell was a American illustrator and muralist.  He began working as a cartoonist Louisville Herald and later moved to New York.  While there, he studied at the Art Student League of New York.  He eventually moved to London where he studied murals as an apprentice to  Frank Bragwyn.  Cornwells work were featured in magazines, books, advertising, and posters.  They were featured on the pages of Cosmopolitian, the Red Book, and  Good House Keeping.  He became a very well known illustrator earning him the name “Dean of Illustrators”  Some of his other work includes murals for the Lincoln Library Memorial Shrine in California, the Davidson County Court House, and U.S. post office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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