On this day, February 21, 1974, painter, children’s book author and illustrator James Henry Daugherty died. He studied at the Corcoran School of Art and later with Frank Brangwyn in London. Daugherty produced posters during WWI and after wrote and illustrated several children’s books., one Daniel Boone won the Newbery Medal. His illustrations for Elkin’s Gillespie and the Guards won a Caldecott Honor.

James Daughtery