On this day, July 7, 1877, Arthur E. Becher was born in Freiburg, Germany. As a young boy, in 1885 he emigrated to the U. S. with his parents and lived in Milwaukee. Beginning in 1902 Becher studied illustration art with Howard Pyle at the Howard Pyle School of Art inWilmington, Delaware. In the spring of 1904 Becher moved to New York where he produced illustrations for all the major magazines and a variety of novels.