On this day, July 29, 1971, painter, sculptor, and illustrator Federico Castellón died in New York City. Castellón emigrated with his family to the United States when he was a child. Largely self-taught, Castellón studied the art in New York’s museums. In the late 30s he began to create illustrations for work as Poe’s “The Masque of Red Death” and Bulfinch’s Mythology.

Poe Masque of Red Death