Edmund Franklin Ward

Edmund Franklin Ward (January 3, 1892 – December 14, 1990[1]) was an American illustrator who illustrated for the Saturday Evening Post and did his first illustrations for the magazine before turning age 20. He had a successful career as an illustrator of works that ranged in style and subject matter from dark tonalist in oils to humorous in wash and watercolor. For many years he illustrated the Alexander Botts and Assistant District Attorney Doowinkle stories for the Saturday Evening Post.[2]

Ward studied at the Art Students League in the same class with Norman Rockwell. The two students became friends, and shared a studio in the attic of a Manhattan brownstone. [3] Among his teachers were Edward Dufner, George Bridgman and Thomas Fogarty. He later moved to the Manhattan suburb of New Rochelle, a well known artist colony and home to many of the top commercial illustrators of the day including friend Norman Rockwell.[4][5] At the time more than fifty percent of the illustrations in the country’s leading publications were done by artists from New Rochelle.[6] He spent his professional career in White Plains, where he painted a mural for the Federal Building. He was a longtime member of the Salmagundi Club, the Guild of Free Lance Artists, and was a member of the Society of Illustrators.[7]

Edmund F. Ward
Edmund Franklin Ward

January 3, 1892
White Plains, New York, United States
DiedDecember 14, 1990 (aged 98)
Known forIllustration, painting


The Lost Emblem by Edmund F. Ward 1917

The Lost Emblem, Woman's Home Companion magazine story illustration August 4, 1917 (1917) Oil on board, 13 inch. by 26 inch.

EF Ward Wagon Scene 1921

The Prairie Child, story illustration (1921) Oil on board, 24 inch. by 34.25 inch.

Immediate Jewel Part III, story illustration

Immediate Jewel Part III, Story Illustration (1920) Oil on board, 29.5 inch. by 16.5 inch.

The Engagement Ward

The Engagement (1921) Oil on board, 28 inch. x 39.5 inch.

Egyptian Scene

Egyptian Scene (1923) Oil on board. 23 inch. by 44 inch.


  1. ^ "Social Security Death Index for Edmund F. Ward". Retrieved 2011-09-06.
  2. ^ "AskArt Edmund Ward". AskArt.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  3. ^ Rockwell, Norman. My Adventures as an Illustrator, 70. Abrams, 1988
  4. ^ [docs.nrm.org/portfolios/2000s/2002_Issue_2_complete.pdf The Portfolio - Toast of the Town: Norman Rockwell and the Artists of New Rochelle]
  5. ^ New Rochelle - Arts City
  6. ^ New Rochelle - Arts City
  7. ^ Reed, Walt and Roger (1984). The Illustrator in American 1880-1980. Society of Illustrators. p. 201.

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1990 (MCMXC)

was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1990th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 990th year of the 2nd millennium, the 90th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1990s decade.

Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika. Yugoslavia's communist regime collapses amidst increasing internal tensions and multiparty elections held within its constituent republics result in separatist governments being elected in most of the republics marking the beginning of the breakup of Yugoslavia. Also in this year began the crisis that would lead to the Gulf War in 1991 following the Iraq invasion and the largely internationally unrecognized annexation of Kuwait resulting in a crisis in the Persian Gulf involving the issue of the sovereignty of Kuwait and fears by Saudi Arabia over Iraqi aggression against their oil fields near Kuwait, this resulted in Operation Desert Shield being enacted with an international coalition of military forces being built up on the Kuwaiti-Saudi border with demands for Iraq to peacefully withdraw from Kuwait. Also in this year, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after over 11 years.

1990 was an important year in the Internet's early history. In the fall of 1990, Tim Berners-Lee created the first web server and the foundation for the World Wide Web. Test operations began around December 20 and it was released outside CERN the following year. 1990 also saw the official decommissioning of the ARPANET, a forerunner of the Internet system and the introduction of the first content search engine, Archie on September 10.September 14, 1990 saw the first case of successful somatic gene therapy on a patient.Due to the early 1990s recession that began that year and uncertainty due to the collapse of the socialist governments in Eastern Europe, birth rates in many countries stopped rising or fell steeply in 1990. In most western countries the Echo Boom peaked in 1990; fertility rates declined thereafter.Encyclopædia Britannica, which ceased printing in 2012, saw its highest all time sales in 1990; 120,000 volumes were sold that year. The number of librarians in the United States also peaked around 1990.

Edmund Ward

Edmund Ward may refer to:

Edmund Franklin Ward (1892–1990), American illustrator

Edmund Ward (architect) (1912–1998), British architect, co-founder of GMW Architects

Edmund Ward (screenwriter) (1928–1993), British novelist and screenwriter

Ed Ward (writer) (born 1948), American writer and radio commentator

Edmund Ward Ltd, British publishers

List of artworks on stamps of the United States

This article lists people whose artwork has been featured on stamps of the United States. For this purpose "featured" is not limited to complete works but includes any identifiable representation of their works. Thus the "Geophysical Year" stamp of 1958 is considered to feature the work of Michelangelo because it shows two hands from his The Creation of Adam. The "issue year" refers to the year when that person's work listed appeared on a stamp of the United States. Many artists have had the same work appear on different U.S. postages stamps and many artists have had multiple works appear on U.S. postage stamps.

The list does not include artists who were commissioned by the U.S. Post Office Department (or its successor, the United States Postal Service) to specifically create artwork for a postage stamp. Scenes from American history, famous Americans, and traditional Christmas images are postage stamp themes frequently employing original artwork.

The main references for the list are: National Postal Museum online database "Arago: Philately", the Colnect Worldwide Stamp Catalog, and the US Stamp Gallery.

List of people from New Rochelle, New York

This list includes notable people who were born in New Rochelle, New York, or lived there for a significant period of time.

New Rochelle artist colony

The New Rochelle artist colony was a community of artists, actors, musicians, playwrights and writers who settled in the city of New Rochelle, New York during the early twentieth century. By the 1920s, New Rochelle had more artists per capita than almost any city in the United States, and newspaper headlines were referring to the community as "Greenwich Village without the Greenwich."The colony included the dance team of Vernon and Irene Castle, actor Francis Wilson, writer Augustus Thomas, and artists Robert I. Aitken, Edward Kemble, Rufus Zogbaum, Alton Tobey and Julian Hawthorne. Ellen Emmett Rand, F. Tolles Chamberlain, Alonzo Klaw, H. R. Stanton, Herman Lambden, Sophie Schuyler Day, Montague Castle, Martha B. Bintiff, and A. Phimister Proctor were some of the other lesser known artists.

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