On this day, March 5, 1892, illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Art studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cornwell moved to New York where he studied with Howard Pyle’s (Pyle birthday is also today) pupil Harvey Dunn and at the Art Students League. Dunn studied mural painting with Frank Brangwyn in London. Cornwell’s illustrations were seen in many of the popular magazines. He taught at the Art Students League and was nicknamed ‘the Dean of illustrators.’
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