Thursday, 13 December 2012

Franklin Booth

Franklin Booth, (July 8, 1874 – August 28, 1948) was one of the most important and influential american artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, renowned for his highly detailed black and white, pen and ink illustrations. He illustrated books by James Whitcomb Riley, Mark Twain, Theodore Dreiser, Archibald Rutledge, Meredith Nicholson, Caroline D. Owen and other influential authors. Booth contributed to the World War I by illustrating recruitment posters, US savings bonds envelopes, booklets and death certificates for American soldiers who perished in France and Belgium, and work for the Red Cross.

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