On this day, October 12, 1988, illustrator Coby (M. Coburn) Whitmore, Jr, died in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Whitmore studied at the Dayton Art Institute and apprenticed in the studio of Haddon Sundblom while he took classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.He was one of the great illustrators of beautiful women during the heyday of the publication of women’s magazines.

Coby Whitmore