Arthur William Brown

Arthur William Brown (1881–1966) was a Canadian commercial artist, most known for his work as an illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post, American Magazine, and Redbook.[1]

Arthur William Brown

Education and works

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A YMCA poster created for the United War Work Campaign

In the 1890s, he attended the Hamilton Art School and studied under John Gordon. At the age of 16, he was hired as a chalk plate artist for the Hamilton Spectator. He later left Hamilton and attended the Art Students League in New York City, and studied under Walter Appleton Clark, F.W. DuMond, and F.R. Gruger. He was later hired as an illustrator by the Saturday Evening Post, where his works were featured prominently.[2]

Brown's works included illustrated stories of American authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Irvin Cobb, such as Sinclair Lewis. He also illustrated posters for the World War I war effort as well as book cover illustrations.[1][2]

In 1964, Brown earned the unofficial title of Dean of American Illustrators and was inducted into the Illustrator's Hall of Fame by the American Society of Illustrators.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Arthur William Brown". Retrieved 25 September 2014.

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