James Montgomery Flagg
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James Montgomery Flagg

Artist
Male
Born Jun 18, 1877
Hometown Pelham Manor
Died May 27, 1960
Death Place New York, New York

James Montgomery Flagg was an American artist and illustrator. He worked in media ranging from fine art painting to cartooning, but is best remembered for his political posters. Flagg was born in Pelham Manor, New York. He was enthusiastic about drawing from a young age, and had illustrations accepted by national magazines by the age of 12 years.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of James Montgomery Flagg.

CHILDHOOD

1877 Birth Born on June 18, 1877.

TEENAGE

1894 17 Years Old From 1894 through 1898, he attended the Art Students League of New York. … Read More

TWENTIES

1903 26 Years Old Among his creations was a comic strip that appeared regularly in Judge from 1903 until 1907, about a tramp character titled Nervy Nat.

THIRTIES

1915 38 Years Old In 1915 he accepted commissions from Calkins and Holden to create advertisements for Edison Photo and Adler Rochester Overcoats but only on the condition that his name would not be associated with the campaign.

FORTIES

1917 40 Years Old He created his most famous work in 1917, a poster to encourage recruitment in the United States Army during World War I. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1946 69 Years Old At his peak, Flagg was reported to have been the highest paid magazine illustrator in America. In 1946 Flagg published his autobiography, Roses and Buckshot. … Read More
1960 83 Years Old Died on May 27, 1960.
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