On this day, May 1st . . .
In 1953, Everett Shinn died in New York, NY. In 1893 Shinn began to work for the Philadelphia Press as an illustrator along with John Sloan, William Glackens, and George Luks. By 1897 Shinn had moved to New York and was working as an illustrator for The World. Like his friends, Shinn continued to work as an illustrator even as others of his paintings were exhibited as fine art.
In 2009, Ric Estrada died in Utah. Cuban-born Estrada moved to New York in 1947 and studied at the Art Students League, New York University, and the School of Visual Arts. He penciled and inked for EC Comics and then DC Comics and worked in comic strips, political cartoons, advertising, storyboarding, and commerical illustration.