Carl Erickson (illustrator)

Carl Erickson (1891–1958), was a fashion illustrator and advertising artist who was well known for his work with Vogue magazine and Coty cosmetics. He worked for Vogue from 1916 to 1958 when he died; most likely from complications due to alcoholism.[1] He was commonly known as "Eric," a name he used to sign his work, which was given to him by fellow students at the Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago.[2] Along with fashion illustration, Erickson was also an accomplished portrait artist. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth II, Frank Sinatra, and Gertrude Stein are a few of the public figures who sat for him.[3] During his early career he lived in New York City, and later moved Senlis, France, with his wife, the fashion illustrator Lee Creelman. They had one child, a daughter named Charlotte.

Carl Erickson
Carl Oscar August Erickson

Joliet, Illinois, USA
Died1958 (aged 66–67)
EducationAcademy of Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Known forFashion illustration


  1. ^ Parkinson, Norman (1984). Norman Parkinson - Lifework (1. paperback ed.). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 72. ISBN 0297782126.
  2. ^ Saarinen, Aline B. (1949). "People and Ideas: Eric". Vogue. 114 (10).
  3. ^ Daves, Jessica, ed. (August 1958). "Eric". Vogue. 132 (2): 87. ISSN 0042-8000.
Carl Erickson

Carl Erickson may refer to:

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Carl Erickson (illustrator), fashion illustrator and advertising artist

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Erickson (surname)

Erickson is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Arthur Erickson (1924–2009), Canadian architect

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Bill Erickson (1928–1987), American NCAA and National Professional Basketball League player

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Edwin Erickson (1938-2019), American politician

Ethan Erickson (born 1973), American actor

Hank Erickson (1907–1964), American Major League Baseball catcher for the Cincinnati Reds

Heather Mae Erickson (born 1977), American artist

John Erickson (historian) (1929–2002), British World War II historian

John C. Erickson, American founder of Erickson Retirement Communities

John E. Erickson (Montana politician) (1863–1946), American governor of Montana

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John R. Erickson (born 1942), American author

Keith Erickson (born 1944), former American basketball player

Leif Erickson (1911–1986), American actor

LeRoy Erickson (1926 – 1997), North Dakota politician

Louise Erickson (1929–2016), All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player

Louise Erickson (actress) (born 1928), American radio and film actress

Millard Erickson (born 1932), American Evangelical theologian

Milton H. Erickson (1901–1980), American psychiatrist specializing in medical hypnosis

Nick Erickson (1870–1931), American United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Spanish–American War

Rica Erickson (1908–2009), Australian author and botanist

Robert Erickson (1917–1997), American composer

Roky Erickson (born 1947), American musician

Scott Erickson (born 1968), American Major League Baseball pitcher

Steve Erickson (born 1950), American author

Wendell Erickson (1925-2018), American educator and politician

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