Jon Whitcomb
American illustrator
Jon Whitcomb
Jon Whitcomb was an American illustrator. He was well known for his pictures of glamorous young women. He was born in Weatherford, Oklahoma and grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated from Ohio State University with a major in English. Whitcomb started drawing illustrations for student publications while a student at Ohio State, and worked summers painting posters for a theater in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Mathesons' Spectacular Midsummer Sale - Maine Antique Digest
Google News - almost 6 years
... Marcel Vertes, Robert Addison(2), Oskar Frenzel(2), Albert Clark, David Foggie, Frank Peyraud, James McNeill Whistler, Ferdinand Schuchardt Jr., Pablo Picasso, A. Christine Boumeester (2), Ann Collins(2), Bernard Buffet, Jon Whitcomb, Juan Soriano,
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Studies of Dietary Supplements Come Under Growing Scrutiny
NYTimes - over 13 years
When a California judge handed down a $12.5 million false-advertising judgment against the maker of an ephedra-based weight-loss pill late last month, he also issued what amounted to a bill of reproach against the science of dietary supplements. The company, Cytodyne Technologies, maker of Xenadrine RFA-1, the supplement implicated in the death of
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Metro Briefing | Connecticut: Greenwich: Diet Doctor Sued
NYTimes - over 13 years
Dr. Carlon Colker, a diet book author, and several other people are being sued in three states on allegations of falsifying data to hide the dangerous effects of the dietary supplement ephedra. Dr. Colker, 37, of Stamford, has been named as a defendant in lawsuits in Missouri, West Virginia and Illinois in connection with studies on Hydroxycut, an
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Jon Whitcomb, Magazine Illustrator, 81
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: Jon Whitcomb, a magazine illustrator, died of heart failure Wednesday in Menlo Park, Calif. He was 81 years old. Jon Whitcomb, a magazine illustrator, died of heart failure Wednesday in Menlo Park, Calif. He was 81 years old. Mr. Whitcomb did thousands of illustrations for stories, advertisements and magazine covers for publications like
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ILLUSTRATOR'S WORKS IN RETROSPECTIVE OPENING TODAY
NYTimes - over 31 years
THE first major retrospective exhibition of Stevan Dohanos, one of the nation's leading illustrator-artists and a member of Westport's art colony since the 1930's, will open today at the New Britain Museum of American Art. The exhibit features 84 works spanning more than 60 years of the career of the 78-year-old artist. Mr. Dohanos, a son of
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STYLE; A CLAN CALLED VALENTINE GATHERS FOR THE FIRST TIME
NYTimes - about 34 years
It was, everyone agreed between polite and hearty greetings, a Valentine party to end all Valentine parties. Actually, it was more like a beginning, since the host and hostess, plus their 120 or so guests, most with the surname of Valentine, were meeting one another for the first time. They came from as far as Delray Beach, Fla., and as near as a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Whitcomb
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 82
    Died in 1988.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1934
    Age 28
    In 1934 he moved to New York City and joined with Al Cooper to found the Cooper Studio.
    More Details Hide Details Whitcomb was a pioneer in the switch from oil to gouache for illustrations. The different qualities of gouache compared to oil led to changes in the design of Whitcomb's illustrations. He zoomed in on people, usually pretty, young city women, and reduced the background to simple design elements. His new style of illustrations soon appeared in Collier's Weekly, Good Housekeeping and other magazines. During World War II Whitcomb was commissioned a Lieutenant, Junior Grade in the United States Navy. After a variety of duties, he was assigned as a combat artist for the invasions of Tinian, Saipan, and Peleliu. After the war Whitcomb produced a series of articles and sketches about Hollywood stars for Cosmopolitan, called "On Location with Jon Whitcomb". He continued to produce story illustrations and covers for magazines, including McCall's and Playboy. He wrote some short stories, two children's books, Coco, and Pom Pom's Christmas, and a book on glamour, All About Girls. He was one of the founding faculty of the Famous Artists School.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Age 0
    Born in 1906.
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