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Edgar Franklin Wittmack (1894-1956)


Edgar Franklin Wittmack (1894-1956)
American illustrator & artist ;
E. Franklin Wittmack ; E.F. Wittmack ; E. F. Wittmack ; Edgar F. Wittmack ;
[Born July 10, 1894 in New York, NY – died April 25, 1956 in New York, NY]


FAD record control number: 70022 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Edgar Franklin Wittmack (1894-1956) biography:

Birth: July 10, 1894 in New York, NY ;
Death: April 25, 1956 in New York, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Cancer ;

Known for: Illustration ; watercolor paintings ;
Medium: Oil ; watercolor ;
Technique: Painting ;

Areas: New York, NY ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: 57 West 57th Street, New York, NY ;
Father: Charles Augustus Wittmack (1860-1912), chemist ;
Mother: Emma Marie (Balthazar) Wittmack (1865-?), stock broker ;
Relatives: Karl “Carl” Ewald Wittmack (1889-?), brother ; Beatrice E Wittmack (1897-?), sister ;
Spouse: Maude C (Burris) Wittmack (1896-1993), wife, married August 7, 1941 in New York, NY ;

Work: Illustrated for magazines and for magazine covers for Saturday Evening Post, American Boy, Outdoor Life, Liberty, Adventure (1919), Popular Science (over 100 covers) ; Painted pulp novel covers (over 250) ; Pulp magazine illustration work for Ridgeway including: Romance and Everybody’s Magazine ; Short Story magazine ; illustration work for Frank A. Munsey Co., Street and Smith Corp. ;


Member: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1952-1956) ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1922) ;




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The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death. In other countries, legislation may differ.

Record birth date:
November 11, 2020


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