On this day, June 25, 1920, illustrator Wayne K. Blickenstaff was born in Pomona, California. He studied at Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles, served in the air force during WWII. After the war Blickenstaff studied art at Chouinard Art Institute. He moved to New York and worked for Charles E. Cooper advertising agency and taught for the Famous Artists School in Connecticut. Blickenstaff also worked as the Illustration Director for Weekly Reader and illustrated children’s books.